U.S. Rep. Billy Long is leading the effort to ensure those already hurt by the president’s health care law are given a one year break from the law’s individual mandate.
“President Obama promised if you like your current health care plan you could keep it, but many people are finding out this is simply not true. 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 my legislation would give individuals and families whose health insurance is being terminated a one-year break from the law’s individual mandate. 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,” Long said.
Long’s 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.