Keep the Plan You Have? Well, No.

by Yuval Levin

In making the case for the Democrats’ health-care bill, President Obama could not have been clearer in promising that if you like the insurance plan you have now, you will be able to keep it. Critics of the bill insisted that the text of the legislation simply contradicted his assurance. And now, the administration (in a draft rule intended to enforce the legislation’s provisions) admits as much. Here’s the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Over and over in the health care debate, President Barack Obama said people who like their current coverage would be able to keep it.

But an early draft of an administration regulation estimates that many employers will be forced to make changes to their health plans under the new law. In just three years, a majority of workers—51 percent—will be in plans subject to new federal requirements, according to the draft.

Investor’s Business Daily has some more details too, and as always there is lots more at

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