In advance of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testimony before the House of Representatives Wednesday morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends discussed the insurance cancelled insurance policies since the rollout of Obamacare, and cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck argued that cutting people off from their insurance plans was an intentional mechanism of the law designed to force people onto the federal exchanges.
Brian Kilmeade noted the 300,000 people who would be losing their insurance with Florida Blue. “If the insurance companies walk away because they can’t meet the standards of an act that was forced upon them, who’s to blame?” Kilmeade asked. “According to the administration, it’s the insurance companies.”
“That’s the grand design of Obamacare, to squeeze everyone out of their existing plans, to squeeze insurance companies so they have an option to cut and run from the American people and put everyone into the system,” Hasselbeck responded. “Why? Because everyone in the system has to pay for it. So if you don’t have anybody in the system, you got to get them in there. How do you do that? You squeeze them out of their existing situation.”
“Where do they have to go?” Doocy said. “The new federal exchanges. And that perhaps will be the saving grace, because a lot of people can’t get online.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:
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