By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Congressman Mo Brooks (R) from Huntsville announced last week that he was co-sponsoring H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. Representative Brooks made the announcement in a written statement.
Representative Mo Brooks said, “President Obama promised Americans that ‘Yes We Can’ keep our health insurance when, in fact, the President meant ‘No We Can’t.’ It’s been one month since the Affordable Care Act opened for enrollment, and, contrary to the President’s false promise, millions of Americans’ health plans have been canceled, thus putting hard-working American family finances, health care, and lives at risk. I cosponsored the Keep Your Health Plan Act to guarantee that those enrolled in a health plan as of January 1, 2013, may remain enrolled on that plan regardless of Obamacare mandates. Hopefully, President Obama will stop blocking health insurance providers from providing affordable health care and insurance that has served so many Americans so well for so long. It is time for Big Brother to step aside and let Americans have the freedom to control their own fate.”
Rep. Brooks continued, “It’s frustrating that President Obama, for three years and despite knowing millions would be dropped from their existing healthcare plans, continued to adamantly and knowingly repeat false promises of continued coverage. With the disastrous rollout of the health insurance exchanges, we’ve seen many additional technical and fundamental flaws with the system. Until these flaws can be addressed, at a minimum, the American people deserve to keep their coverage as promised.”
Rep. Brooks said, “With respect to health insurance policies that have been canceled because of the President’s healthcare law, I urge President Obama to change his mantra from ‘No We Can’t’, to ‘Yes We Can’ keep our health care and health insurance. The Keep Your Health Plan Act does exactly that. Congress should, and must, force the President to keep his promises. Quite frankly, hardworking Americans deserve no less.”
In 2008, then Senator Obama (D) from Illinois ran for President of the United States on a platform that included the proviso that every American should have health insurance, though during the election he said that no American would be forced to purchase healthcare insurance that did not want to own healthcare insurance….differing from Democratic Primary opponent Hillary Clinton, then a Senator from New York. Once elected President Obama changed his plan to one that punishes Americans who don’t want to buy his healthcare insurance. During the debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the President promised the millions of Americans that are already insured, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
Contrary to President Obama’s empty promise, millions of Americans are being forced off their health care plans by the Affordable Care Act. The new Affordable Care Act compliant policies are generally more expensive than people’s older policies and American families, who have seen their incomes decline over the last five years are finding that paying more for the new policies is a strain on their finances……if they can even find an agent who can make the President’s troubled website accept their application.
Congressman Mo Brooks represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.