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Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


I thank the gentleman from Michigan for bringing this bill to the floor, which I support.

Mr. Speaker, we all heard that promise that if you like what you have, you can keep it. It is probably the most often repeated promise that Barack Obama has made in his 5 years as President. Yet the President is finally acknowledging that that promise will not be kept to millions of Americans who are losing the good plans they like.

They can't feign that they didn't know this was going to happen, by the way, Mr. Speaker, because, back in 2010, the administration had a report that said over 60 percent of private plans would be canceled under the President's health care law. I have seen it myself in my district. I have got Chris from Covington and Aaron from Slidell who have gotten letters saying they are going to lose the good plans they have because of the President's health care law.

The President's answer was, Oh, it was a lousy plan.

Mr. Speaker, it was not a lousy plan for Chris or for Aaron or for the millions of Americans who are losing their plans. They liked their plans. Some Washington

politician shouldn't be able to say, I don't think it is good enough, so I am going to take it from you even though it is right for your family.


Let's put patients and doctors back in charge of these decisions. Let's empower hardworking families to be the ones in control of their health care decisions, not some Washington politician. I urge the passage of this bill.

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