Hagan Pleads the Fifth on ObamaCare

| November 29 2013

Won’t Say When She Knew Her Promise that North Carolinians Could Keep Their Health Plans Was a Lie

Last week more of Kay Hagan’s Democratic colleagues revealed that they knew full well that some Americans would lose health care plans that they liked, yet repeatedly made dishonest promises otherwise.

Kay Hagan, however, has repeatedly refused to acknowledge the truth that millions of Americans are losing health insurance that they like as they are forced into the ObamaCare exchanges. This is – and always has been – an intended consequence of the Affordable Care Act.

ABC11’s Jon Camp reports: Sen Kay Hagan defends ‘Obamacare’ but won’t say when she learned not everyone would be able to keep their insurance, as promised.”

Click here to watch the full segment.

Kay Hagan’s own spokesperson all but admitted that the Senator knew that Americans would lose their health insurance, despite repeatedly promising otherwise. Three years ago, Hagan joined her Senate Democratic colleagues in unanimously supporting the very ObamaCare rule that’s responsible for the health insurance cancellations that have caused so much consternation over the last month. Even though 473,000 North Carolinians face the possibility of losing their health insurance, Kay Hagan refuses to accept responsibility for her deciding vote in favor of ObamaCare.

Either Hagan was knowingly dishonest about people keeping their care yet repeatedly promised otherwise; or, Hagan is so incompetent that she didn’t comprehend the legislation that she championed.

“Kay Hagan and Barack Obama repeatedly promised something that they knew was blatantly false,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. “Now Kay Hagan talks about ‘fixing’ ObamaCare, but how can any North Carolinianstrust anything she says after she’s repeatedly deceived them for the last four years? Voters want to know when Kay Hagan realized that some people would lose health plans that they liked because of her deciding vote for ObamaCare – pleading the fifth isn’t going to make this go away.”

BACKGROUND

Democratic Senator Admits All Democrats Knew Americans Would Lose Their Health Care Plan. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: “We All Knew” Obama’s Promise Wasn’t True. (ABC’s “This Week“,11/17/2013)

Senate Democrats Voted Unanimously To Support The ObamaCare Rule That’s Responsible For The Cancellation Of People’s Health Insurance. “In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it….On a party line vote, Democrats killed the resolution, which could come back to haunt vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year….The rule set up the criteria for what insurance plans would be grandfathered, or exempted, from the new Obamacare requirements.”  (CNN, Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations, 10/31/2013)

Hagan’s Broken Promise: Hagan Said “We Need To Support The Private Insurance Industry So That People Who Have Insurance They’re Happy With Can Keep It.” “Hagan did not explicitly say she would back a public option. ‘We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage,’ she said.” (Kasie Hunt, “Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

VIDEO: In September 2009, Hagan Said, “If You Have Your Health Insurance, And You Like It, I Want To Be Sure That Whatever We Do Doesn’t Interfere With That.”HAGAN: “But I’m looking forward to seeing a bill that passes–that passes, that levels the playing field for workers and ensures that unions can get contracts with their employers. If you have your health insurance, and you like it, I want to be sure that whatever we do doesn’t interfere with that. I want to make sure that people can keep that health insurance but the rising cost of health care in our country is simply unsustainable and has put our nation’s economy and the economic security at risk, not just in the long term but in the short term as well.” (Sen. Kay Hagan, “52nd NC AFL-CIO Convention” 9/11/09)