Floor Speech

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

Mr. Speaker, the President continues to unilaterally implement these politically motivated, piece-by-piece, so-called "fixes,'' but this law is broken, and it is hurting millions and millions of Americans.

Every day, I hear from more of my constituents who have had their coverage canceled and who have seen their premiums increase. I recently heard from a woman from my hometown of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, who is going to have a baby early next year. She will lose her health care coverage on January 1.

I received a copy of a document from a constituent of mine, Paul from Lackawanna County. It is a notice from the insurance company.

It reads:

It's important that you know that Federal health care reform will require many changes to health insurance plans beginning in 2014. As a result, as of December 31, 2013, the Special Care health insurance plan you have will no longer be offered.

We need to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with health care reform that actually lowers costs and increases access to quality health care.

The President has an obligation to keep his promise. Going back on one's word sets a very poor example for our children, and that is the truth.