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Johnson to Introduce Act to Allow Americans to Keep Their Health Care (Press Release)
Ron Johnson - US Senator ^ | 10-25-2013 | Press Release

Posted on 10/25/2013 10:30:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing

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Johnson to Introduce Act to Allow Americans to Keep Their Health Care

Washington, D.C. - Senator Ron Johnson will file legislation next week titled the “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act.”

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 don’t want Obamacare destroying what they have and what they like. They don’t 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."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 10/25/2013 10:30:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Fool me once, shame on you.....


2 posted on 10/25/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: smoothsailing

This is perfect. Prove 0bama a liar


3 posted on 10/25/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: smoothsailing

>”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.


4 posted on 10/25/2013 10:36:39 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: smoothsailing

The government needs the taxes to keep the thing floating. It will not fly.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 10:37:19 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: smoothsailing

Alas, too little too late. What about the millions being cancelled?


6 posted on 10/25/2013 10:42:02 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: smoothsailing

Such an act would have to fully repeal Obamacare.

Who do they think they’re foolin?


7 posted on 10/25/2013 10:42:36 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: smoothsailing

Good one - make Obama eat his words.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: smoothsailing

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


9 posted on 10/25/2013 10:42:40 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Huskrrrr

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?


10 posted on 10/25/2013 10:43:11 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

Ron knows that...just making a point by putting up a great sounding bill to rub the Dems noses in it.


11 posted on 10/25/2013 10:45:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: NEMDF

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.


12 posted on 10/25/2013 10:46:27 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: smoothsailing

If that passed you can stick a fork in Obamacare. But the insurance companies and the RATs won’t let it.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 10:47:53 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Huskrrrr

What if the insurance company does not want you?


14 posted on 10/25/2013 10:51:29 AM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: smoothsailing

This Johnson is a phony. He was busy undermining Cruz & Lee.

This bill is as impotent as all those votes to repeal obamacare.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 10:55:10 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: smoothsailing

You can’t keep it if the insurance company no longer offers it.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 11:01:27 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: smoothsailing

Too Late —


17 posted on 10/25/2013 11:28:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Moonman62

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.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 11:28:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: smoothsailing

They have already been cancelled.


19 posted on 10/25/2013 11:31:48 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: smoothsailing

The Republicans shouldn’t be amending anything. They should go for all out repeal of the law.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 11:41:47 AM PDT by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Mike Darancette

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.


21 posted on 10/25/2013 11:47:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Yeah keep it for 3x the cost or more.


22 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:14 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: smoothsailing
Why doesn't he try to pass something like "If you like your children you can keep them" act? It's just as practical.

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?

-PJ

23 posted on 10/25/2013 12:12:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: FatherofFive
This is perfect. Prove 0bama a liar

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.

24 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:34 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: smoothsailing; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

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.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 12:26:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: smoothsailing
obama and harry will get mad if you do this and the NY Times will blame me.


26 posted on 10/25/2013 1:05:27 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: RginTN

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


27 posted on 10/25/2013 1:27:32 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NEMDF

Correct. Existing insurers already set the wheels in motion.


28 posted on 10/25/2013 1:29:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: smoothsailing
Why do we need a law like this? The Dear Leader already told us we can keep our insurance! </sarc>

This is a great idea. Can't wait to see how this turns out!

30 posted on 10/25/2013 1:38:45 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


31 posted on 10/25/2013 4:09:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: GeronL

The never-ending kabuki theater.


32 posted on 10/25/2013 4:17:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Yep.

He has no intention of actually doing anything, he is just trying to fool the GOP base


33 posted on 10/25/2013 4:19:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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34 posted on 10/25/2013 4:22:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NEMDF
Alas, too little too late. What about the millions being cancelled?

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.

35 posted on 10/25/2013 4:26:41 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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