Thompson Shares Punxsutawney Constituents’ Story of Cancelled Health Care Insurance Plan

November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the House floor today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) shared one of the hundreds of stories he’s heard from constituents across Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District who have been adversely impacted by the President’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Thompson has delivered a total of three floor speeches this week addressing the failings of the ACA and urging President Obama to support the Keep Your Health Plan Act (H.R. 3350), which is up for a vote tomorrow in the House.

“This is the devastating reality for Lisa and her husband Bob, from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They are just one of many families in the 5th Congressional District hurt by this law. Lisa and Bob are self-employed.  They’re small business owners with five children and bills to pay.  After receiving notice their affordable health plan is being cancelled, they are now facing cost increases of more than $20,000 a year for a plan that actually covers less. Mr. Speaker, the only solution is a transition to health reforms that actually contain costs and expand access – the President’s promise alone is certainly not enough. The American people deserve better...”

Click here to view Thompson’s Tuesday speech.

Click here to view Thompson’s Wednesday speech.