The President's Health Care Law

Floor Speech

Date: Nov. 14, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. BENISHEK. Madam Speaker, I am holding a copy of a letter that one of my constituents received informing him that his current health care plan--a plan that he was satisfied with and that he was able to afford--is being canceled, thanks to regulations imposed by the President's health care law.

Thousands of letters like this one have gone out to hardworking citizens in northern Michigan.

I asked my constituents to reach out to me about their experiences so I could hear firsthand about the impact of this disastrous overhaul. I received over 200 responses in a matter of days.

Patrick from Cheboygan will see his annual health insurance bill rise by over $6,000 on January 1, 2014. Russell from Amasa was finally able to log onto the President's Web site after 14 straight days of trying, only to discover that the closest equivalent option for his plan will be far too expensive for him to afford.

I ask all of my colleagues to join me in order to repeal this disastrous health care law and work together in order to promote affordable, patient-centered reforms.