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Eliot Engel

The canceled policies flap

The canceled policies flap

Here's the latest attack on health care reform in a nutshell: In recent weeks, health insurance companies are sending out hundreds of thousands of letters of policy cancellation. Isn't that a direct contradiction to President Barack Obama's repeated pledge that Americans would not lose their coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act?

Of course, Republicans and their allies don't express that concern so politely. They point it out with outrage, indignation and venom — and quite a few did so repeatedly to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in her appearance Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

But like most attacks on Obamacare, this...

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