Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today joined with 261 members of the House to successfully pass H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. As a result of the President's health care plan, millions of Americans like Andrea Kodad of Omaha are facing the impossible decision of either losing their plan or seeing their current plan's premiums skyrocket. This bill allows plans available on the individual market today to be offered next year.
"Working parents like Andrea Kodad of Omaha feel that trust has been broken," Rep. Terry said. "Andrea is like many of my constituents that I'm hearing from. A working mom, with two young children, her family's premium has risen to $770 from $450 Her out of pocket costs rose over $2000 and she is paying more for less. Unfortunately, under Obamacare, Andrea can't keep her plan and her situation is quickly becoming the new norm."
Further undermining the eroding credibility of the Obama Administration, it was reported that the "enrollment" numbers released by the Administration were inflated to include not just those who purchased health care coverage, but also those who selected a plan but have not completed the payment process -- or those who have simply put a plan in their "shopping cart."
"In Nebraska, the Obama Administration had projected 2,800 enrollees, but we learned this week that there were only 338," added Rep. Terry. "Washington bureaucrats can manipulate the data all they want, but it doesn't take a spreadsheet to tell the working families like the Kodad's what they already know. The Obama Administration knew there were serious problems with healthcare.gov and they still moved forward and knowingly jeopardized the health care of all Americans."
Documents released today by the Energy and Commerce Committee revealed that in July, senior officials inside the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were voicing serious concerns about the status of HealthCare.gov.