Congressional Dems aren't even bothering to hide their attempts to destroy private insurance.
IBD editorial, via Todd Herman
Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:
"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law.
So, "you'll be allowed to keep your existing coverage" is pretty weak soup. As if the private market wouldn't be undermined enough by the tax-supported government plan, they're going to make it illegal for the market to function at all, even for those who don't want the subsidized government plan and are willing to pay up for it.
Guys, "Orwellian" is not a compliment.