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Smith Votes to Allow Americans to Keep Their Health Plans

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The House of Representatives today passed the Keep Your Health Plan Act (H.R. 3350) to stop the flood of health care cancellations caused by Obamacare. The bill passed by a vote of 261-157.

According to media reports, 4.8 million Americans have received notices that their health insurance policies will be canceled due to Obamacare. H.R. 3350 allows millions of Americans to keep their current health insurance policies. Congressman Smith is a cosponsor of the Keep Your Health Plan Act and voted in favor of the bill.

Congressman Smith: "When it comes to Obamacare, the President's broken promises are piling up. He promised that if you like your plan you can keep it. But for millions of Americans, that's not true.

"He said that the law would make health insurance more affordable. But across the country, Americans are seeing their premiums go up, not down. According to the Heritage Foundation, a 27-year-old individual in Texas will see their health care premiums double due to Obamacare.

"And by launching healthcare.gov, the Obama administration sent the message that the website was safe, secure and open for business. We now know that wasn't true either.

"Today, House Republicans voted to hold the President accountable for his broken promises. This legislation allows millions of Americans to keep their current health insurance plans, and ensures that millions more have a choice when it comes to picking health insurance policies.

"The President needs to face the facts -- Obamacare is unpopular, unworkable and unaffordable. We should replace Obamacare with common-sense solutions that lower costs, expand access to care and eliminate unfair mandates and penalties."


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