Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement today on comments from President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton that Americans whose individual market insurance plans have been discontinued deserve a solution:
"The Affordable Care Act has provided vital benefits to our youth, women, those with preexisting conditions and more in a crucial step towards fixing our health care system. Now, as with any act, we must continue our efforts to ensure an effective and positive roll-out.
"I agree with President Obama and former President Clinton for stating that we must develop a solution for those Americans recently finding their health plans discontinued. In the last week, my office has fielded calls and received letters from constituents who are worried about their own health plans, including Stephen Pelton who I met with in Hartford. With no political axes to grind, these individuals are simply looking out for the health and well-being of their families and are asking for relief from their government.
"Moving forward, I will be working with both sides of the aisle to help people like the Peltons as we continue efforts to strengthen our nation's healthcare."