WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of the Keep Your Health Plan Act:
“Today I joined my House Republican colleagues in supporting a legislative effort to provide some relief to the millions of Americans that have had their health care plans cancelled because of ObamaCare. The Keep Your Health Plan Act would allow Americans to keep their health care plans while Republicans continue to fight to repeal ObamaCare.
“Thanks to ObamaCare, millions of Americans have lost their health care plans while only a few thousand have been able to successfully select a new plan on the federal exchange website. However, instead of working with Congress on a real legislative solution, the president chose to make an extralegal administrative ‘fix’ to the law that will fail to provide families and individuals with the relief and certainty that they need and deserve.
“Personal stories of the damaging effects of ObamaCare on families and small businesses across the country are everywhere. Two constituents from Dallas, Ryan and Rob, wrote to me to share that their plans were cancelled because of ObamaCare. Ryan is a small business owner that will see a 166% increase in his health care premiums for a plan he doesn’t want. Rob, a father of two, said that his family will choose to pay the ObamaCare tax for not having health insurance instead of paying an extra $12,000 a year for a similar plan to the one they have now.
“The fact that Americans are losing the plans they like and can afford is unacceptable. These two North Texans – and all who have lost their plans – deserve better. That is why I will keep fighting to put an end to this disastrous law that is causing cancellations and massive premium increases, and replace it with responsible, affordable reforms to our nation’s health care system.”