Nov. 15, 2013. Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced proposal to grandfathered insurance plans:
“President Obama’s attempt at political damage control today did absolutely nothing to provide relief for the damage already inflicted on individuals who already had health care coverage and the entire health care industry as a result of the Affordable Care Act. If anything, the president only dug himself further into a hole by putting forth an unworkable proposal that will amount to nothing more than another broken promise.
Following the president’s announcement, both state insurance commissioners and insurers themselves rightfully expressed concerns about the feasibility of implementing the proposed change, the uncertainty it would create, and its effectiveness at addressing the underlying problems that are causing cancellation notices to be sent and premiums to skyrocket. Even many Democrats in Congress have come forward saying the president’s about-face is not adequate to reverse the train wreck that is Obamacare.
Instead of trying to shift blame and transfer ownership of this disastrous law, President Obama should accept reality and work with Congress to replace this law with commonsense, patient-centered reforms.”