Issa Statement on Vote in Favor of the Keep Your Health Plan ActNovember 15, 2013
WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., voted in favor of H.R.3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. Chairman Issa issued the following statement:
“The President has admitted to breaking his repeated promise that ‘if you like your health plan, you can keep it’ and admitted to ‘fumbling’ the ObamaCare rollout. He knows that millions of Americans have been told their health coverage is being cancelled, and he knows that that they cannot log on to the broken exchange website. Yet when faced with mounting bipartisan pressure to protect those losing their health coverage, the President offers nothing more than an administrative gimmick. Today, by passing the Keep Your Health Plan Act, the House has acted to change the law to reduce uncertainty and offer real solutions for individuals and families.”
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., passed on a vote of 261-157.
This week, Chairman Issa convened the Committee’s first hearing on the technical and security problems with Healthcare.gov and what is being done to fix the troubled website, which featured the Administration’s top IT experts.