From U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling
Almost every day I hear from constituents across the 5th District of Texas who have had their hours cut, premiums increased, or even had their existing health care policies cancelled entirely as a result of Obamacare. I would like to hear how this law is affecting you, please take a moment to complete this survey. Regrettably, in the land of the free, tens of millions of our fellow countrymen are being forced to buy health care they do not want, at prices they cannot afford, on a website that does not work.
Time and time again, when extolling the virtues of the so-called ‘Affordable Care Act,’ President Obama promised the American people that if they liked their current health care plan, they would be able to keep it. Unfortunately, this was not the truth. More than two million Americans are being forced off their current plans, and up to 75 percent of the 14 million people who have individual insurance could see their plans cancelled because of Obamacare – something the Obama Administration reportedly knew would happen.
Sadly, these reports come as no surprise to the countless Americans – including many in the 5th District of Texas – who have already received cancellation notices. That is why I co-sponsored the Keep Your Health Plan Act (H.R. 3350), which would ensure that Americans have what the president promised: the option to keep the plan they have if they like it.
As the list of glitches, consequences, and broken promises of Obamacare continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly clear why one of the law’s chief architects called it a ‘train-wreck.’ It is time for the administration to be honest with the American people about their law’s failings.
I would like to know your thoughts about Obamacare. Please take a moment to fill out this survey and share your thoughts with me.