Skip to comments.Johnson to Introduce Act to Allow Americans to Keep Their Health Care (Press Release)
Posted on 10/25/2013 10:30:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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Senator Johnson said today:
One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans who were satisfied with their health plans could keep them. That promise has been broken. More than a million Americans have been notified that the plans they like with the coverage they have chosen have been canceled. Millions more Americans will have the plans of their choice canceled in months to come.
"Americans want the freedom to choose their own plans and want to be in control of their own health care. They dont want Obamacare destroying what they have and what they like. They dont want their personal choices regarding their health plans and their families health plans canceled by Obamacare.
"The If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act will amend the law to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public. I will file the bill in the coming week and hope to garner support from fellow Senators of both parties who truly want to make sure President Obama honors his promise that every American has the freedom to keep his or her own health care plan."
Fool me once, shame on you.....
This is perfect. Prove 0bama a liar
>”Senators of both parties who truly want to make sure President Obama honors his promise that every American has the freedom to keep his or her own health care plan.”<
Senators from Both Parties?
Senators from ONLY one Party Voted for Obamacare.
Let them eat it as written.
The government needs the taxes to keep the thing floating. It will not fly.
Alas, too little too late. What about the millions being cancelled?
Such an act would have to fully repeal Obamacare.
Who do they think they’re foolin?
Good one - make Obama eat his words.
if your insurance company doesn’t cancel you, close its doors or if you can still afford to do business with them, you can keep it
Devil’s in the details, Ron. No, thanks. Govt. has done enough for me as is. How about you just kill the Beast, and back the “H” out of our lives, eh?
Ron knows that...just making a point by putting up a great sounding bill to rub the Dems noses in it.
This is true...harse don left duh barn.......but I think this is a shrewd political manevuer - never be even brought to floor let alone passed and signed.
If that passed you can stick a fork in Obamacare. But the insurance companies and the RATs won’t let it.
What if the insurance company does not want you?
This Johnson is a phony. He was busy undermining Cruz & Lee.
This bill is as impotent as all those votes to repeal obamacare.
You can’t keep it if the insurance company no longer offers it.
Too Late —
Nor can you keep it if it is no longer affordable. Which it is guaranteed not to be once it is larded up with all the present and coming ObaMao mandates like unlimited coverage for winos, druggies, illegal aliens and abortion on demand.
They have already been cancelled.
The Republicans shouldn’t be amending anything. They should go for all out repeal of the law.
Harry Reid will never allow it to come to the Senate floor for a vote, Obama would have him drawn and quartered.
Too bad, because that would be an interesting vote to witness.
Yeah keep it for 3x the cost or more.
We live in a world where the government gets to decide what you're allowed to like or dislike, and what you can keep or not keep?
Assuming this passes -- which it won't -- it will, unfortunately, speed the decline of the insurance industry due to requiring companies to keep plans they have deemed not cost-effective due to the other horrific effects of Obamacide.
It's not exactly a conservative principle to endorse the idea of government telling private companies what products they must offer. That's where the opposition to Obamacide springs from in the first place.
IIRC, Ron Johnson was one of the Senate Republicans who voted to surrender to Harry Reid. This is a cheap attempt to bolster his conservative creds. We already know Baraq is a liar, and the American people are figuring it out too judging by his declining poll numbers. Fake conservatism doesn't help.
See also: Marco Rubio.
Senator Ron Johnson introduces legislation to “close the barn door” after our health insurance and doctors are gone. I guess it’s better than nothing, but I would have rather seen him support Ted Cruz when it counted.
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You are so wrong. Johnson has a daughter that needed major heart surgery when she was born. She got it. The reason he ran for office was on obamacare, getting rid of it. I live in WI. Defunding or striking down the bill is all we got, the senate won’t pass repealing it, not with harry reid in charge. And do you think obama will sign such bill? The only option is to defund. Congress needs to push this, the senate will never bring it up for a vote
Correct. Existing insurers already set the wheels in motion.
A press release to announce you are going to introduce something which has almost no chance of even getting a hearing or a vote.
This was all about the press release that the MSM will ignore.
This is a great idea. Can't wait to see how this turns out!
I learned all I needed about Johnson in his interview with Mark Levin and his absence from Cruz’s filibuster.
Johnson bashed Cruz and had no solutions during the shutdown. He sided with the Liberal Republicans.
Defunding is great but Johnson didn’t join with Cruz and house Republicans to do so which is why he is a phony.
The never-ending kabuki theater.
He has no intention of actually doing anything, he is just trying to fool the GOP base
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Undoubtedly, every policy in effect as of X date would be grandfathered in.
Johnson's bill will clear the House -- if the House Republicans are smart.
But it will be a dead letter in the Senate.