Thompson Welcomes Former President Clinton’s Call for President Obama to Honor Health Insurance Cancellation Promise

Nov 13, 2013 Issues: Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) today released the following statement after former President Bill Clinton urged President Obama to uphold his promise and allow Americans to keep their preferred health insurance plans.

“Over the past several years, President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that ‘if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan.’ With millions of individuals losing their insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, it is becoming very clear that Americans were misled by the President and his administration. Today former President Bill Clinton joined the growing number of elected officials in both parties who have called on President Obama to keep his promise to the American people. If the President is sincere about keeping his promise, he would embrace proposals that could prevent millions of Americans from losing their current health care coverage.”

NOTE: On Friday, the House will consider H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013. The bill would afford millions of individuals who currently have health insurance through the individual market and are having their policies cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act the option to keep their policies in 2014.

ICYMI: Clinton Says Obama Should Honor Health Care Pledge: “Former President Bill Clinton said that President Obama should honor his oft-repeated pledge and allow people to hang on to health care plans that are being canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act. "I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, that the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got," Clinton said in an interview at published on Tuesday…” (USA TODAY, November 12, 2013)