Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R- Ga., made the following statement regarding the president's announcement that the White House will send a letter to state insurance commissioners specifying that current plans sold to existing customers will not be considered out of compliance with the healthcare law in 2014:
"While I appreciate the president at least attempting to salvage his broken promise that "if you like your plan you can keep it,' a flimsy White House directive to private insurance companies does not guarantee people will be able to keep their plans, and only raises more concerns for insurance companies and their consumers. Furthermore, this solution does little for the millions of Americans who are facing skyrocketing premiums. Obamacare is undeniably broken, and the president cannot continue to pick and choose which portions of the law to delay. The logical "fix' would be to scrap this law and replace it with a step-by-step approach that gives Americans a choice to purchase quality, affordable coverage that suits their needs."