The Obama regime is once again attempting to rewrite Obamacare without an act of Congress. Rep. Mark Meadows warned Americans about the new changes in a Washington Times op-ed. If Americans don’t heed Rep. Meadows’ warning, they could suddenly find themselves with a new health care plan in 2015 without being notified and without giving consent to changing their plan. This new change could take place immediately in 2015 for state health care exchanges and in 2016 for those who purchase insurance on the federal Obamacare website.
Currently, if you have an Obamacare insurance plan, you don’t have to do anything to automatically re-enroll from year-to-year. This is how the rest of the known world functions (you don’t have to do anything if you want to retain the same car insurance from one year to the next, for example).
But under the “Obamacare Christmas surprise,” if you do not log in to your state health care exchange and reaffirm that you want the same insurance plan for 2015, the states will have the ability to reassign you to a new health care plan. If this happens to you, you will only be informed of the change — which was made without your consent — AFTER the open enrollment period ends in February 2015. According to Rep. Meadows, Americans could end up with an insurance plan they don’t want for the remainder of the year:
“CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has laid the perfect trap: Sign up at healthcare.gov one time in your life and we will never let you go. If you don’t continually re-enroll each and every year, CMS will keep you on the plan that it chooses because, after all, CMS knows what’s best and they always make the best decision.”
If you’re currently seeing a doctor that you like, you might not be able to continue to do so if CMS gives you a new plan and your doctor is out of that network.
There was a public comment period for the proposed rule change which was supposed to be open until December 25, 2014. However, after Rep. Meadows’ op-ed was linked to on the Drudge Report and millions of Americans found out about the Obamacare Christmas Surprise on December 22, Obama’s childishly transparent Department of Health and Human Services immediately closed the public comment period three days early.
Americans are obviously opposed to the rule change, otherwise public comments would have remained open after the public was notified about it.
Pray For US remains committed to the eventual full repeal of Obamacare, because this abomination funds abortions and death panels. Christians are being forced to subsidize the murder of the unborn, the elderly and the sick with our tax dollars.