On November 15, 2013 Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey asked for and was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding a plan to allow people to keep their substandard insurance policies, which don’t meet minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act.
“Mr. Speaker, Republicans are at it again. Instead of working together with Democrats and agreeing to a plan that will actually help improve the Affordable Care Act, they are once again planning another vote to repeal the law.”
“Don’t buy into the GOP spin that they are offering a solution to address the insurance policies that have not been renewed by insurance companies. The President announced yesterday that he is offering an administrative solution that will allow insurers to continue to renew existing policies. The President has made clear that he is willing to work to address the ACA’s challenges. Yet, Republicans are working to destroy it once again”, he said.
“They can try to paint this plan in a different color, call it by a different name, and dress it up any way they like, but don’t be fooled: this is just the 46th Republican attempt to strip Americans of their access to affordable health insurance”, said Rep. Pallone (source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov/).
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