Floor Speech

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise today because the American public was sold a false bill of goods.

Rachel, my constituent from Decatur, Illinois, recently contacted my office to let me know that the health care plan she had for her and her daughter is being canceled due to ObamaCare. She was provided with a list of options to replace that plan, but the cheapest would double her monthly premium and increase her deductible to $6,000 per person.

Mr. Speaker, Rachel and her daughter had a plan, and they liked it. Now, she cannot afford any of the alternatives given to her.

In her note to me, Rachel summed it up best:

We were told we could keep our plan if we liked our plan ..... we are at a loss for how we will continue our health care coverage.

Mr. Speaker, the last 45 days proved what many of us have been saying all along: this law is simply unacceptable, unworkable, and unaffordable. Period.