Fitzpatrick: Fixing Obamacare’s Broken Promises

Oct 29, 2013 Issues: Congressional Issues, Health
 Fitzpatrick: Fixing Obamacare’s Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Tuesday regarding his co-sponsorship of the Keep Your Health Plan Act [H.R. 3350]:

“For years, President Obama has assured the American people that if they liked their health plan, they could keep their health plan under his new healthcare law. Sadly, for millions of Americans – including many in Bucks and Montgomery counties – that promise was a hollow one, with cancellation notices arriving in mailboxes daily.

Did the President know that his promise was one this law could not keep? It appears so, as news reports highlight that the administration was aware that between 50-75% of people who buy their insurance individually would ultimately lose their coverage due to new restrictions, mandates and requirements.

This is simply unacceptable. If hardworking Americans like the coverage they currently get, or can afford, they should be able to keep it. And if the President isn’t ready to back that promise up, I am.

Today, I signed on as a cosponsor of the ‘Keep Your Health Plan Act’ which will ensure that insurance plans available today in the individual market are allowed to continue under the ACA, allowing hundreds of thousands the option about what plan works for them. Furthermore, it would protect those opting to keep their existing plan for being penalized under the ACA.

This legislation offers a solution to an Administration that has failed to live up to their healthcare law promises. I will continue to work with members of both parties to support parts of the law that help Americans, including patient protection efforts, while repealing and replacing the portions that are harming American families, American businesses and the American economy.”

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.