Thompson: Even Clinton Wants President Obama to Reform Flawed Health Care Law
November 13, 2013
Mr. / Madam Speaker, the White House has been under pressure for weeks as millions of Americans have started receiving health insurance cancellation letters, despite repeated assurances from the President this would not be the case.
Earlier today, former President Bill Clinton weighed in on the debate. He stated the following and I quote: "I personally believe, even if it takes changing the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," end of quote.
Last week the President apologized, despite American families continuing to lose their coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. / Madam Speaker, rather than apologize to the millions of Americans who are losing their coverage, the President should fulfill the promise that was made.
This week the House will consider H.R. 3350, the "Keep Your Health Plan Act," which will allow insurance companies to continue offering the plans that millions of consumers were happy with and would like to keep.
If the President is sincere in keeping his promise, the very least he could do is support this bipartisan legislation. I yield back.