America is over six weeks in to the Obamacare rollout, and things are still a mess.
People are still having problems signing up, but even more painful are the letters folks are receiving about the changes to their current health care plans.
Every day we are hearing more and more about people’s current health care plans being dropped completely.
Because of this, families and individuals are now being forced into different and often times much more expensive health care plans.
Many folks across East Alabama may have to make the tough decision to forego their health insurance because of unforeseen increases in the cost of their health care premiums and deductibles. Yet under Obamacare, folks are required to purchase health insurance by March of 2014 to avoid paying a penalty. They just cannot afford any of it.
President Obama promised from the beginning that ‘if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period,’ but that has turned out not to be the case.
Obamacare has many flaws, but forcing people off their current plans when they were promised they could keep what they had has really hit home.
That is why I recently cosponsored H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act.
This legislation, introduced by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), would allow health care plans on the individual market to remain available so people could have the option to keep their current health care plans.
This legislation would help ease some of the current pain and confusion across East Alabama for those hard-working families being forced into different health care plans.
Although this bill would help in the short term, there is no substitute for getting rid of Obamacare altogether. I will continue to work toward that goal.
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