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Foxx Shares North Carolinians' Health Care Stories on House Floor

Votes in favor of Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

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Washington, D.C., Nov 15, 2013 | Ericka Perryman (202-225-2071) | comments
"Fifth District residents contact me mail every day to share how the President’s Affordable Care Act is impacting them. Insurance policies are being cancelled – policies families liked and thought they could keep; Premiums are increasing beyond what family budgets can handle; People’s personal health coverage choices are being belittled by central government planners. Washington can’t ignore their stories."
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 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement on the personal impact the Affordable Care Act is having on 5th District residents and the Keep Your Plan Act:  

“Fifth District residents contact me every day to share how the President’s Affordable Care Act is impacting them. Insurance policies are being cancelled – policies families liked and thought they could keep; premiums are increasing beyond what family budgets can handle; people’s personal health coverage choices are being belittled by central government planners. Washington Democrats can’t ignore their stories.

“Though Obamacare is the absolute wrong solution to America’s health care challenges and won’t be truly ‘fixed’ without full repeal, we should do all we can to protect Americans from the President’s broken promises within the law – especially the central broken promise, that if Americans liked the health care plans they had, they could keep them. 

“Today I voted in favor of the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013. We are a nation of laws, not of ‘administrative fixes.’ In spite of the President’s veto threat and the challenges to enact such a policy in the health care market with sufficient time, Americans deserve to have a legislative safeguard that says the plans they like and want to keep are not illegal under the law. It’s not enough to take the President at his word.”

Congresswoman Foxx shared the personal health care stories of constituents from North Carolina’s Fifth District whose health insurance policies have been deemed non-compliant with Affordable Care Act regulations. Video is below:

Broken Obamacare Promises Hurt NC Families (Dawn from Wilkes County)

From Dawn’s letter to Congresswoman Foxx: “The Affordable Care Act has eliminated my current HSA with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina… The ACA-compliant replacement policy which I have been offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield will have a $5,500 annual deductible and will cost $478.60 per month. Even with a 10% higher deductible, this new plan will cost $318.30 per month more than what I can now afford.”

For Ruthann, How is this Affordable Care? (Ruthann from Hickory, NC)

 
From Ruthann’s letter to Congresswoman Foxx: “In effect, I am now relegated to a policy that will only be helpful in case of a catastrophic illness resulting in hospitalization.” 

Broken Obamacare Promise Hurts Don (Don from Lexington)

From Don’s letter to Congresswoman Foxx: “My individual health plan…cancels Jan 1st. What is being offered by…Healthcare.gov is triple the cost. I'm unemployed and desperately trying to keep healthcare until I reach 65 late next year. The president said, ‘If you like your health care plan, keep it.’ Please do whatever you can to make that a reality and not another empty statement...” 

Midge Wants to Keep the Insurance Plan She Likes (Midge from Alexander County)

From Midge’s letter to Congresswoman Foxx: “I am one of the many…policy holders whose policy was cancelled due to Obamacare mandates…My policy was great, affordable, and I liked it. The most similar policy Blue Cross can put me on has higher deductibles, higher coinsurance, and coverage that I don't need.” 

Obamacare: Promises Matter (Michael from Davie County) 

From Michael’s letter to Congresswoman Foxx: “It is now impossible for our family to afford private health insurance.” 

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