Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15th) became a co-sponsor today of H.R. 3350 introduced by Rep. Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill would allow people who were enrolled in a health plan on January 1, 2013 to remain enrolled on that plan regardless of Obamacare mandates.
“The public record is quite clear,” noted Congressman Dent. “President Obama told the public, routinely and without disclaimer that ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.’ The President said this throughout the 2012 presidential election. I have had scores of constituents calling my office telling me they want him to keep his promise,” Dent said.
CBS news recently reported that, despite the President’s promises, more than 2 million Americans have been dropped from their current coverage as a result of Obamacare.
“The disastrous rollout of the health insurance exchanges, higher costs for health plans, and now the loss of current coverage for millions of Americans – with more likely to lose their coverage – emphasizes the serious flaws of Obamacare. At a minimum, we should ensure that the President’s promise to the American people is kept and that Americans who like their coverage are able to keep it.
“I am proud to support the Keep Your Health Plan Act and hope that the House will act expeditiously to make certain that no one else faces the uncertainty of losing their current coverage,” Dent concluded.