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If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can't Keep It

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Location: Washington, DC

Mr. MESSER. Mr. Speaker, ``If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan.''

That is what the President said in 2009, but now NBC News is reporting that this administration knew for at least 3 years that that wasn't true.

Now millions of hardworking Americans in the individual market will not be able to keep their plans even if they like them. People across the Nation are experiencing sticker shock as they receive cancelation letters from their insurers and see their monthly premiums rise up to 400 percent. More people have received cancelation letters than have enrolled so far through all of the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The Affordable Care Act has proven to be anything but. It is time for the President and my Democratic colleagues to work with us to suspend this flawed law and to work to fix it. We have to find a better way to deliver the reforms people really need because this law isn't working.


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