Southerland Denounces Obamacare Falsehoods, Votes to Let Americans Keep Their Plans

Press Release

Date: Nov. 15, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded bipartisan House approval today of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. This legislation allows health insurance plans currently available on the individual market to remain in place next year, while ensuring that Americans won't be penalized under Obamacare's individual mandate if they choose to keep their existing plan.

"I am pleased the House acted in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion to fulfill the President's broken promise that, "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.' Since the President issued the first of his 29 pledges that individuals would be able to keep their plan, more than 3.5 million Americans have, in fact, lost their health care coverage. Add to that the increased costs in premiums, the disastrous online enrollment and the special delays for big corporations, and it's no wonder the American people have lost any shred of faith in this misguided law. I remain committed to restoring that trust with the American people by giving them control over their own health care."

On Thursday, Southerland addressed the House on the real world implications of Obamacare on North and Northwest Florida families. He highlighted the personal story of Paul and Victoria Morson, Panama City residents whose health care plans were cancelled and whose premiums were increased by more than 140% because of Obamacare.