As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative today and urge him or her to support H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. Sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), this bill would allow insurers to continue selling plans that do not comply with ObamaCare for one more year, effectively stopping them from having to cancel millions of their customers’ health insurance.
ObamaCare was written with restrictions on what insurance plans must offer, such that the law’s result could not be anything other than causing millions of Americans’ health insurance policies to become illegal overnight, on January 1st, 2014. Now, with the renewal season for insurance policies in full swing, the inevitable is happening – hundreds of thousands of people have already received their letters from insurers, informing them that their chosen policies will not be available for next year. Millions more of these letters are on their way.
As recently as last week, President Obama himself repeated variations on his favorite fabrication – that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.” Now the President has suddenly admitted this to be a falsehood and apologized, but his real or feigned remorse does not help the vast number of people who now face having to buy a new (and, in many cases, much more expensive) plan in 2014.
The Keep Your Health Plan Act actually attempts to stem the tide of these dropped plans in a real way by allowing any plans being sold in January of 2013 to be “grandfathered” under ObamaCare, without the coverage restrictions that rendered so many of these plans illegal under the new law. In addition, Rep. Upton’s bill allows insurers to continue selling these grandfathered plans through the end of 2014 – which could allow some of those already dropped to recover the plans that they already had and were content with.
Stopping people from losing their existing insurance is only a temporary patch on the road to saving America from ObamaCare, by delaying, defunding, and dismantling it. But it is a good first step to saving Americans from ObamaCare’s broken promises.
I urge you to contact your representative today and urge him or her to support H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act, to stop millions of Americans who already have insurance from losing the plan that they have already chosen for themselves.
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