By Katie Pavlich, Townhall
According to NBC News, President Obama will be introducing a “fix” allowing people to keep their health insurance plan.
UPDATE II: The plan Obama will offer will be an administrative fix, going around Congress. From POLITICO:
President Barack Obama will announce an administrative fix Thursday to Obamacare to ensure Americans who like their insurance can keep it by permitting current plans to continue into the coming year.
The president’s proposal would allow insurers to offer plans in 2014 that were previously slated to sunset this year, but require the companies to let consumers know how — if at all — their policies don’t comply with the minimum benefits of the Affordable Care Act, according to a source briefed on the proposal.
There is also expected to be some adjustment to risk pools to offset the change, a source said.
White House aides, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, are set to brief House Democrats on the plan this afternoon.
UPDATE III: Reports are now showing President Obama will allow for insurance plans to be kept….until 2015, just after the 2014 midterm elections. And here’s this oof from Buzzfeed:
“This doesn’t change anything other than force insurers to be the political flack jackets for the administration,” said an industry insider. “So now when we don’t offer these policies the White House can say it’s the insurers doing this and not being flexible.”
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