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October 24, 2014

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letter to the editor:

‘Substandard’ insurance policies

As millions of health insurance policies are being cancelled, many Democrats have said it’s actually a good thing because the plans were “substandard.” Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., parroted other Democratic talking points by calling the plans “predatory.”

All of these plans were approved by state insurance commissions.

If the insurance commissioners were approving “substandard” and “predatory” policies, then why isn’t there a national outcry? Why aren’t there calls for them to be fired, or even brought up on charges of misleading or defrauding consumers?

Insurance companies propose plans, but the commissions approve them. If there are bad plans, it’s the commissioners’ responsibility. But there is no outcry. Why? Because the plans were reviewed and deemed appropriate. They gave people options.

Democrats who voted for this law knew back in 2010 that people would lose their coverage. They thought no one would notice. But people are being hurt and they’re angry. Instead of being honest, the politicians are circling their wagons, creating excuses, and trying to avoid responsibility for their votes.

They must think they’re as good as Houdini at misdirection. Will we really let them off the hook?

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