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Donnelly Supports Bill to Ensure Americans Can Keep Current Health Care Plans

November 14, 2013

  11/15/13 Senator Joe Donnelly this afternoon announced his support for the Keep the Affordable Care Act Promise Act (S. 1642), legislation that would allow Americans who like their current health care plans to keep them.

I have said from the beginning that this healthcare law is not perfect, which is why I’ve repeatedly worked to improve it,” said Donnelly. “The problems with the website and canceled plans are unacceptable.  That is why I am sponsoring legislation that would allow individuals to keep their current health plans.

“There are too many on the left who say that we shouldn’t change anything and too many on the right who say we should just repeal the entire bill.  I’d rather work in a bipartisan way to improve the law so it works better for Hoosier families.”

The Keep the Affordable Care Act Promise Act would do three things:

              Require health insurance companies to clearly notify all current individual market policyholders as to why their plan is subject to being cancelled. 

o   Specifically, insurance companies would have to reference which parts of the policy do not meet the essential health benefit package and other requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

              Prohibit health insurance companies from cancelling grandfathered plans in the individual market unless an individual cancels the policy, changes the policy, or defaults on payments.

              Reaffirm that grandfathered plans would qualify as minimum essential coverage.

One Response to “ Donnelly Supports Bill to Ensure Americans Can Keep Current Health Care Plans ”

  1. Thor on November 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Two faced Joe is trying to have it both ways.

    He voted for Nancy Pelosi’s unread tome of ill-conceived legislation when he was in the House, then he voted for it again every time it’s come up in the Senate.

    Now he wants to come back to IN and tell us all how he’s fighting for us when it’s his votes that are the problem to begin with. And how does he do this? By making the Insurance Companies the responsible parties to fix his mistakes.

    His son lost his coverage and he was surprised, dismayed even. How could he possibly have been effected by a law meant for the minions? Well Joe, it’s all yours, every vote, every word, every misguided syllable of it.