Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ 07) today announced that has agreed to sponsor legislation to let Americans keep their health insurance plans following news reports that the Obama administration many have known that millions could lose their current coverage due to changes from the Affordable Care Act.
The Keep Your Health Plan Act will ensure that insurance plans available today in the individual health care market can continue to exist, which would allow Americans who want to keep their current health coverage to do so. The bill also ensures that Americans who maintain their health care plan would not face a penalty under ObamaCare.
"Despite assurances from President Obama that Americans who likes their health insurance can keep it, the reality is that millions of citizens are losing their current coverage -- something the Administration may have known would happen," said Lance. "This legislation will keep the President's promise and let those who like their current health care plans to keep them under ObamaCare."
The Seventh District lawmaker said he agreed to cosponsor the "Keep Your Health Plan Act" in an effort to address widespread reports of millions that people are losing their current plans.
NBC News is reporting today that despite repeated assurances from President Obama that people who like their health insurance would be able to keep it under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration for three years knew millions could not keep their health insurance.
CBS News also reported Monday that more than two million Americans -- including 800,000 in New Jersey -- have already been told they can't renew their policies. And Lance's office it has received correspondence from hundreds of constituents concerned about higher rates, drops in coverage and reduced working hours because of the health care law.
The Congressman is expected to bring up these issues tomorrow during a congressional hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Lance is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has congressional oversight responsibilities of ObamaCare.