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Hagan Statement on POTUS’ Announcement Allowing People To Keep Current Health Insurance for One Year

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan

Nov. 14, 2013. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today released the following statement about the President’s announcement to allow people who want to keep their current insurance to renew it for one year:

“Americans who have health insurance that they like should be able to keep it. Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction that will remove some of the uncertainty people are facing right now, especially in light of the unacceptable failures of healthcare.gov. But a one-year fix is not enough, and we need to do more.

“I have been in touch with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as well as Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, about how to give North Carolinians a choice to stay on their current plans. We still need to work towards a permanent solution so we do not simply kick the can down the road, which is why we need to pass the Landrieu bill that will give people certainty that they will not lose their current coverage. Right now North Carolinians need accountability, they need to be able to keep their current plans, and we need actual progress on getting healthcare.gov to work. I will continue to hold the Administration and insurance companies accountable.”

Earlier this week, Hagan announced that she and other Senators were calling for a full, transparent and independent investigation of the contracting process and failed launch of healthcare.gov