He started out with "If you like your insurance you can keep it" and then flip-flopped to "if you like your insurance you can keep it, unless it's sub-standard in which case you can get better insurance on the exchange." He conveniently never mentions that the better insurance costs more and has a higher deductable, so high that many if not most people will be just throwing money in a hole if they join the exchange. Now he has said that suspension of minimum plan requirements for 2014. I've lost count now. In some respects he has turned on his Democrat party cohorts. The Clintons and many others (including Clinton advisor James Carville) have evidently turned on him. All the Democrat incumbents are making plans to throw Obama under the bus if they think Obamacare threatens their incumbency. Every new twist to Obamacare makes it more likely to get into the "death spiral" where fewer and fewer healthy people enter the Obamacare pool and more and more sick people join up, which will result in a surely more risky pool, which itself will result in higher rates... which will result in fewer people signing up. He's announced that the Executive will not enforce minimum policy standards in 2014 and that if insurance companies want to offer under-qualified plans or extend or reinstate sub-standard pans they can, and the government won't enforce Obamacare rules in 2014. It is of course transparently an attempt to save the 2014 election for Democrats by moving the bad news to tax day, April 2015, when he hopes Democrats will maintain the Senate and Presidency and gain the House. And also, transparently laying the groundwork to blame the insurance companies for defaulting on the "If you like your insurance you can keep it" promise. In the near future you can expect him to say that it's fine with Obamacare if you keep your old insurance plan, you can keep your old doctors if you want, and if anybody is to blame for your not getting that it's your insurance company to blame. While it may be possible that some policies may not get dropped in the future, there's already about 5 million people--1 million in California alone--whose policies have already been canceled. What are the insurance companies going to do, send them all a letter "never mind, we were just kidding..." ??? And what about the calculations that the insurance companies did to decide policy costs for 2014 and the approval they got from state insurance regulatory agencies? Thinking that the canceled plans can be rescinded is sheer folly! That's like trying to get the bombs back after the bomber has already dropped them. It is past the point that the insurance companies can alter their course. And the irony of it all: the Republicans have already gotten more than they wanted and asked for during the government shut down debacle. So far the only thing that hasn't been uttered yet is that there will be no fines for those who don't sign up, and IMO that is a sure bet that one day soon it will be announced, no fines in 2014 for individuals who have not signed up. IMO the "no fines for individuals" will be the final straw that breaks the camel's back. It is going to happen! Obama is going down! Obamacare is a flop and there is no way to fix it. Congress is going to have to throw out the whole thing, and start over if they want health insurance reform. And while doing it they are going to have to deal with millions of unhappy voters, people whose plans have been canceled and can't afford plans on the exchange (not so sick they can't work, making too much money to get a subsidy, not making enough money to pay their insurance premiums and have enough left over for medical bills not covered by insurance, mortgages, childrens' educations and all the other things that soak up peoples' salaries). You will know that the death spiral is terminal when you hear the announcement that the fine for individuals who don't sign up for exchanges will not be enforced in 2014. Just pointing out that Ted Cruz stood on the Senate floor and spoke for 21 hours trying to achieve this! Is anybody going to appreciate that? I expect the numbers who do will be small, but I count myself among them. 2016 election??? Bring it!!! One poignant irony is that it would have been cheaper for everybody if the government had just identified those who didn't have insurance and purchased medical insurance for them, and paid for it with higher taxes. The tax increase would have been less for most people than their health insurance increase! (IMO) Schadenfreude is wonderful! Obama has cemented his place in history as the worst American President ever! Worst case for Democrats from their point of view, liberalism will have been set back for a dozen years or more. Best case for them? There's still enough stupid voters that their chance for Presidency in 2016 may not be totally pooched. But Republicans will have to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory for that to happen. Best case for conservatives? Both houses and a President who won't veto, the political equivalent of a full house. And then the agenda will be rolling back Obamacare (perhaps to be replaced by medical savings plans and tort reform) and shrinking the government. Just pointing out Obama's other claim to fame: The only US president who doubled the national debt during his watch, and no other president even remotely close to that! Worst US President ever!!! That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. America is a mess but I'm beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm pretty sure it's daylight!