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November 1, 2013

Obamacare architects can make up for their broken promise

Enzi offering another proposal that would honestly allow Americans to keep health plans they like

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., says Obamacare architects still have a chance to repair their broken promise that said if people like their current health care plans they can keep them.  He has joined Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and 36 other senators in offering legislation that honestly gives Americans that choice.

Enzi is the author of a 2010 provision that would have kept the Administration honest in its promise.  He said the Administration is offering Americans the same choice with their health care plans as Henry Ford did with the color of the Model T.

“Henry Ford said that customers could have his Model T in any color they wanted so long it was black.  Sounds similar to what the president has promised with health care.  If you like your current plan you can keep it, as long as it’s a model we choose,”  Enzi said.  “I pointed out three years ago that the Administration had started us down this path, which is why I offered a resolution that would have given people the honest choice to keep their plans. Despite several warnings, everyone in the majority party in the Senate voted against it.  We have a bill now that would give them another chance to keep their promise.  They need to support us this time.”

Enzi hopes now that people who are experiencing some of the consequences of Obamacare will be able to see the larger vision behind this law that he and other conservative senators warned about years ago.

“The president and authors of his health care bill promised three years ago if you liked your health care plan you would be able to keep it.  Only now that people are losing health care plans right and left are the bill’s writers revealing the catch.  You can only keep it so long as it, ‘…fits into this new regime that we are building for America.’  That is what one prominent senator who helped pass Obamacare said this week.  That is the vision of this Administration and this majority in the Senate.  It has nothing to do with individual choice or freedom,” Enzi said.  “We can’t afford to let these be taken from us.  I’m going to continue to do everything I can to see that Americans retain the ability to make their own health care decisions.”



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