VIDEO: Roby Co-Sponsors “Keep Your Health Plan Act”
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced she is co-sponsoring legislation offering protection to the many Americans whose health care plans are being cancelled because of ObamaCare.
When championing his healthcare law over a period of five years before and after its passage, President Obama repeatedly promised Americans in no uncertain terms that, “If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period.” Now, as the law is being implemented, millions of Americans, including many in Alabama, are seeing their health care plans cancelled or altered because they do not comply with ObamaCare regulations.
On Monday, an NBC News investigation revealed that the Obama Administration knew a large portion of the individual insurance market would lose coverage because the Department of Health and Human Services tweaked a regulation meant to “grandfather in” existing plans.
The “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” authored by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), would ensure individual policy holders who like their healthcare are truly allowed to keep it as the President originally promised.
In a video statement, Rep. Roby said Americans are suffering because of President Obama’s broken promises, and Congress must act quickly.
Watch the full video online here.
Below is the complete transcript of Rep. Roby’s statement.
“Remember when President Obama said over and over again that ‘if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan’?
“Well, it turns out that wasn’t true, as thousands of Alabamians and millions across America are facing health insurance cancelations or skyrocketing costs.
“President Obama broke his promise, and hardworking Americans who took the president at his word are paying the price.
“That’s why this week I am co-sponsoring legislation that would make this right by protecting Americans who are losing their health plans because of ObamaCare.
“The “Keep Your Health Plan Act” would allow health care plans available today on the individual market to continue to be offered so people have the option to keep what they have if they like it. The bill also ensures that Americans maintaining their health care plan as they were promised they could will not face a penalty under ObamaCare.
“I don’t know why the President repeatedly mislead the country about ObamaCare. This is the kind of Washington political doublespeak people are so fed up with – and this time it is hurting people in a very real way.
“The President made a promise to Americans all across the country, and we need to make it right. That’s why I’m urging the House to take up the “Keep Your Health Plan Act” right away.”
Read the “Keep Your Health Plan Act” draft bill text here.