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Public Statements


Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, many people supported President Obama's health care law based on his promises. Those words don't mean much now for millions of people receiving cancellation notices from insurers for their current plans, paying prices higher than promised and losing work hours, wages, and in some cases jobs.

In Wyoming alone, there are over 2,600 people who are losing health care coverage they like. I have received numerous letters from my constituents illustrating the scope of this problem. Greta from Laramie is one of them. Greta is in graduate school and paying for tuition out-of-pocket. She had the university's student BlueCross BlueShield insurance plan. In September, her husband and two daughters received notice that their family insurance policy was gone. They were happy with their coverage. Greta said their plan had very good coverage of maternity and well-child visits, low deductibles, and an affordable monthly premium. Her family can't afford a new health insurance plan which, according to her, ``costs more and gives me less.'' That is what we are facing as a Nation: Health care plans we can no longer keep and broken promises from the White House.

The President misinformed the American people when he said, ``If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.'' Just last week, he said the Democrats didn't do a good enough job crafting the law. To me, that sounds like a law that should have never been passed. We must continue to push for repeal of this law of broken promises and work on alternative solutions that really do what the people were promised.

I yield the floor.


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