Rep. Lipinski Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Americans From Losing Existing Health Insurance
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) today announced that he is cosponsoring the “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act” (H.R. 3406), which will change Obamacare and allow insurance companies to continue offering plans to existing customers that the law currently requires them to cancel. Under the bill there is no time limit on how long these plans can be renewed.
“Too many Americans are receiving notices that their health care plan has been cancelled because of Obamacare, despite assurances that you can ‘keep your plan if you like it.’ This promise should not have been broken,” Rep. Lipinski said. “H.R. 3406 does not guarantee that every person will still be offered their plan, but it would overturn the Obamacare requirement that these plans be cancelled at the end of this year. Problems like this are among the reasons I did not vote for Obamacare. Since the passage of the law, I have sponsored, co-sponsored, or voted for more than 20 pieces of legislation to try to make Obamacare work well in the short term, the long term and be fair to all Americans.”
To further protect Americans from Obamacare’s mismanaged rollout, Rep. Lipinski introduced the Health Care Access Fairness and Penalty Delay Act (H.R. 3425). This commonsense legislation would require the Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General to certify when the healthcare.gov website is fully operational. Once the Inspector General certifies that the website is operational, individuals would have at least 90 days to enroll in a health care plan, and the individual mandate’s penalties would not commence until 30 days later.
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