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Location: Washington, DC


Mr. PAUL. The President promised the American people that if you like your doctor, you can keep him or her. He promised that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. But he needs to tell Andy Mangione and his family why they can't keep their insurance. They had an individual policy they were happy with. They paid $333 per month, and they are now going to be asked to pay $965 per month for things they don't want and didn't choose to have. This isn't only about health care; this is about freedom of choice. This is about whether one can choose what type of insurance they want. The next question is, What is next? What choices will be taken from us?

I am going to be signing up for ObamaCare. Yesterday I tried 15 times. I wasn't able to get beyond ``create an account'' because every time I pushed ``create an account,'' nothing happened.

This is a real problem--5 million people without insurance. The President said: If you can keep your insurance, you should be allowed to. You can keep your doctor.

Something has to be done because the Mangione family is going to have to pay three times as much for an insurance policy they don't want. We are taking their freedom of choice away. I, for one, say enough is enough. Let's get rid of this. Let's give back freedom to the consumer. Give back freedom to Kentucky families. In Kentucky, 10 times more families have been canceled than have actually accessed the Web site. Something has to give.

Mr. President, if you said ``you can keep your doctor,'' come forward and tell us why we can't keep our doctor.

I yield the floor.


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