11/01/13 Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) Tuesday announced support for the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill introduced yesterday by Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), to protect the many Americans whose health plans are being cancelled due to Obamacare.
“Choosing a health care plan is a personal decision that should not be dictated by the federal government. It is unfair for our families to lose their health care plans because of Obamacare, especially after the president personally promised the American people that this would not happen. Unfortunately, some Hoosiers have already been notified of premium increases and discontinued insurance plans due to reforms in the health care law. Our families are clearly frustrated with the health care overhaul and deserve to know that they can keep their preferred plans,” said Walorski.
“Sadly, folks across Michiana and the nation are now finding out the harsh reality of the President’s broken promise that if you like your health plan you’ll be able to keep it, ‘no matter what.’ What’s worse, media reports now reveal the administration has known for three years that they could not keep this promise, and yet they kept repeating it. This is a matter of fairness. We are working together to provide folks the peace of mind that they will be allowed to keep their current coverage if they so choose,” said Upton.
President Obama repeatedly promised, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Unfortunately, many Americans across the country are all too familiar with the consequences of the president’s broken promise and are already receiving health plan termination notices in the mail.
The Keep Your Head Plan Act would allow health care plans available today on the individual market to continue to be offered so Americans have the option to keep the plan they have if they like it. The bill also ensures that Americans maintaining their health care plan would not face a penalty under the Affordable Care Act.