Mr. Speaker, we all heard President Obama say, If you like your health care plan, you can keep, period.
A constituent of mine from Yakima, Gary Bailey, writes:
My wife and I are self-employed. Our provider just sent us a letter telling us that, due to the Affordable Care Act, our policy will no longer be available and we will have to choose a new policy.
He went on to say:
The least expensive policy is double the cost of my original policy, and the deductible went up to $10,000.
Mr. Speaker, Gary is not alone. Millions of hardworking Americans have lost the insurance they like and can afford. The Keep Your Health Plan Act that we will vote on tomorrow fulfills President Obama's promise, even if he won't.
Representative Hastings, I have to write to tell you what has just happened to me regarding my health insurance with Regence Blue Shield. My wife and I are self-employed and do not get insurance from our employer. We cannot afford a luxury policy in fact our policy was major catastrophic with a $3500 deductible. Our provider just sent us a letter telling us that, due to the ``Affordable Care Act,'' our policy will no longer be available and that we will have to choose a new policy.
The least expensive policy is double the cost of my original policy and the deductible went up to $10,000.
President Obama said that our health care would go down $2,500. Our cost for one of us went up $1,632. I am sorry Congressman Hastings, but the President and all the democrat party has not been truthful and you need to defund Obamacare. Most of America doesn't want it and I can't afford it!
Please listen to your constituents! Thank you for your time.