Legislation Enables Individuals and Small Businesses to Keep Policies They Like
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna voted in favor of allowing millions of Americans the opportunity to keep their health care policies in 2014.
The Keep Your Health Plan Act would allow plans available on the individual market today to be offered next year. The bill also would ensure that Americans keeping their plans would not face a penalty under Obamacare’s individual mandate.
Across the country, millions of Americans are losing their health care coverage despite repeated promises from the White House that if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. At least 100,000 individuals in New York State have received cancellation notices to date, according to the New York State Department of Health.
“The roll-out of Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster,” Rep. Hanna said. “I hear every day from individuals and small businesses in upstate New York who are having their insurance policies cancelled. Americans are angry and they have every right to be upset.”