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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
Associated Press Writer
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.
Draft copies of the document were reportedly leaked to House Republicans during the week and began circulating Friday morning. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., posted it on his Web site Friday afternoon.
"It's been passed around the staffs here on Capitol Hill. Congressman Posey thought it was important enough to share," said spokesman George Cecala.
In a statement, Posey said the document showed that the arguments in favor of ObamaCare were a "bait and switch."
"The president promised repeatedly that people who like their current plans can keep them, but now the details of their plan actually confirm what many suspected all along, most Americans will lose their current health care plan," Posey said.
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
How many Democratic Representatives and Senators are going to give up their 'Cadillac' taxpayer funded healthcare plan for Obamacare?
Originally posted by Jenna
It's still a bit early for me to say "told you so", so I'll just stick with "Well, duh" which was my first thought upon reading the title of the thread. Wonder how long it'll take for everyone who said that wouldn't happen to show up, or if they will at all...
Originally posted by ararisq
reply to post by jdub297
I don't understand why they don't just abolish taxes. They already spend more than they have in revenue and don't seem to have any problem in doing so. Why not make everyone happy and do away with taxes and just continue the spending? I guess that would legitimize the farce or something?