President Obama made a lot of promises to the American people in an effort to get the health care law passed.
He promised that premiums would decrease and families would save $2,500 a year. Sadly many people are finding out this is simply not true when they see their premiums increasing because of the health care law.
The president also promised many times that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. This is yet another broken promise when it comes to the law.
Across the country hundreds of thousands of people are beginning to receive notices from their health insurance carriers that the coverage they currently enjoy will be terminated at the end of their current plan year because of the president’s health care law. These same people will be penalized if they do not find new coverage.
This is simply not fair and I have introduced legislation which would give individuals and families whose health insurance is being terminated a one-year break from the law’s individual mandate. My Fairness for Lost Coverage Act would simply grant a one-year exemption from the law’s individual mandate to those whose individual or employer-sponsored coverage is being terminated.
It is becoming clear that portions of the president’s health care law are harming consumers nationwide. My legislation is about providing fairness for individuals and families, giving them the same break the Obama administration gave to big business. Americans who believed in the promises the president made about their health insurance should not be penalized by his administration for not keeping his word to the American people.