Not only did Senator Kay Hagan, who was swept into office on Obama’s 2008 coattails, falsely claim at least 24 times that Americans would be able to keep their existing insurance after Obamacare was rammed through, but she also voted against a 2010 proposal that would have protected those plans now being cancelled.
In other words, given the choice between keeping her promise to North Carolinians or rejecting that promise and ensuring the inevitable cancellation of more than 164,000 policies due to Obamacare regulations, Kay Hagan decided to sacrifice those insurance policies on the altar of partisan politics and loyalty to Obama. When push came to shove, Kay Hagan chose Barack Obama’s far-left agenda over protecting North Carolinians from the fallout of the Democrats’ health insurance takeover.
Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.
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.
So, as Senator Hagan launches her phony probe into the Obamacare roll-out and subsequent insurance policy cancellations, just remember that her vote pushed the bill through the Senate and her vote blocked a measure that would have protected the cancelled policies she now pretends to care about.