At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Aug. 11, 2009, President Barack Obama repeated a line he's used many times in describing his health care proposal: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/aug/11/barack-obama/barack-obama-promises-you-can-keep-your-health-ins/
That was then, this is now:
More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they’re perfectly happy with it, thanks to an attempt by the government to simplify their lives.
The policy change could turn into a hassle for seniors who hadn’t intended to switch plans during Medicare’s open enrollment season this fall.
The number of drug plans offered to seniors in each state will be reduced by federal government fiat from more than 40 to approximately 30.
Notwithstanding Obama's campaign-style promises during the healthcare debate, if you're one of the 3 million seniors in an eliminated plan, and you like your plan . . . too bad, you're losing it.