Cassidy Bill Seeks to Protect Millions of Americans From the President’s #BrokenPromises
The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week advanced H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act, legislation introduced by committee member Rep. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). Cassidy explained, “The president and supporters of Obamacare promised numerous times that ‘if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it, period.’ This unequivocal promise was necessary to pass Obamacare on one of the slimmest and partisan votes in congressional history. However, it was clear to anyone that read the bill, that this promise was false and that there would be major disruption in people’s healthcare plans.”
Stan Veuger, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, recently testified that millions of Americans who purchase health care on the group market could soon learn firsthand that the president’s promise might not hold true. Veuger said that 170.9 million people obtain health care through their employer and, “Despite claims to the contrary, many of the plans providing these workers with health insurance will also undergo significant changes, or even disappear.”
Cassidy added that H.R. 3522, “is meant to do one thing – provide relief to American workers and ensure that the American people can keep the health care plans they like.” H.R. 3522 would help the millions of Americans who purchase health care on the group market. Last fall, Chairman Upton championed the Keep Your Health Plan Act to provide relief to those who purchase health care on the individual market.
July 30, 2014
Panel Approves Bill Letting People Keep Old Health Insurance Plans
The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would let people on group health insurance plans keep policies that don’t conform to ObamaCare’s standards.
The legislation, approved almost down a party-line 27-20 vote, is meant to respond to those who said their health plans were cancelled because of the new healthcare law, which required plans to meet minimum coverage standards. …
“The president and supporters of ObamaCare said numerous times if you like your healthcare you can keep it….the promise was false,” said Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the bill’s sponsor. “My legislation is meant to do one thing, provide relief to American workers and let them keep their health care plan.” …
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