Flores Votes for Keep Your Health Plan Act11/15/13
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. Following passage of the bill, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement:
“The president has repeatedly promised Americans that they would be able to keep their current health care plan under Obamacare. Now millions of Americans are seeing their existing coverage being cancelled, their premiums increasing and they are losing access to their current doctors. Hardworking Americans deserve better.
“With today’s bipartisan passage of the Keep your Health Plan Act, we are providing an option so that plans available on the individual market continue to be offered next year. This bill provides millions of Americans the opportunity to keep their policies and ensures that those keeping their plans would not face a penalty under Obamacare’s individual mandate. Unlike the president’s proposed political fix, the Keep Your Health Plan Act allows insurers to sell plans to new customers. Americans deserve more than just the president’s proposed delays and temporary fixes. The president needs to stand by his original promise and let Americans keep their coverage.
“While this legislation may not be perfect, the alternative of allowing millions of Americans to lose their coverage was something I was not willing to let happen. I remain committed to fully repealing and replacing Obamacare with patient-centered, private-sector solutions that maintain the patient-doctor relationship without interference from federal bureaucrats. House Republicans have proposed just such a solution with H.R. 3121, the American Health Care Reform Act. I am hopeful that the House of Representatives will begin consideration of this common sense solution in the near future.”
Congressman Bill Flores represents the 17th District of Texas and is an entrepreneur, former energy executive, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the House Budget, Natural Resources and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.