Nov. 8, 2013. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released the following statement on recent updates regarding the Affordable Care Act:
“North Carolinians deserve health care that works. An apology is only helpful if it is followed by direct and meaningful action to get the Affordable Care Act working, which is why I’ve pushed to extend the open enrollment deadline and am supporting a bill that would allow people to keep their current plans. The administration should join these efforts to fix the problems.
“At a meeting with the President, I expressed the deep frustration that I and many North Carolinians have with being unable to access the online exchanges and shop for a new plan, and I told him that the level of transparency and accountability in the concrete steps they are taking to fix this problem must improve. I’ve always said that this law would require fixes and everyone needs to be on board with making this law work so that we can get people affordable health insurance that doesn’t discriminate based on pre-existing conditions or kick you to the curb when you get sick. The Administration needs to step up and fix these problems if we are to accomplish that goal.”