One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans who were satisfied with their health plans could keep them. That promise has been broken. More than a million Americans have been notified that the plans they like with the coverage they have chosen have been canceled. Millions more Americans will have the plans of their choice canceled in months to come.
Americans want the freedom to choose their own plans and want to be in control of their own health care. They don’t want Obamacare destroying what they have and what they like. They don’t want their personal choices regarding their health plans and their families’ health plans canceled by Obamacare.
The “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act” will amend the law to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public. I will file the bill in the coming week and hope to garner support from fellow Senators of both parties who truly want to make sure President Obama honors his promise that every American has the freedom to keep his or her own health care plan.
I hope you’ll contact you Senators and Representative and ask them to co-sponsor this bill or at least support it. If you’re not sure how to contact your Congressmen, here’s how to find that information:
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To me, this bill is worth supporting for two reasons. First, it’s the right thing to do for people whose current insurance has been cancelled and who will be significantly negatively affected by having to spend more and/or get less when they are left with no options but Obama-approved health insurance policies. In other words, it’s the right thing to do for people who are getting a raw deal.
Second, it asks a version of what I believe is the most important question in the ObamaCare issue, one that should be asked of the President, Secretary Sebelius, every Congressman who voted for this bill, and every one of our fellow citizens who support ObamaCare: Who the hell do you think you are, to tell me what to buy with my own money?