WASHINGTON, D.C. – As stories continue to surface about Americans experiencing insurance plan cancellations and rate hikes, U.S. Representative Martha Roby is asking constituents who are experiencing drastic changes to their insurance plans to contact her and share their stories.
Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, thousands in Alabama and millions across the country are facing health insurance cancellations or skyrocketing costs, despite President Obama’s well-publicized promise of “if you like your health plan you will be able to keep your health plan.”
With legislative efforts underway to reconcile this problem, Rep. Roby said personal examples of the law’s impact can play an important role in achieving needed reforms.
The following are statements from Representative Martha Roby.
“House and Senate members from both parties recognize the basic unfairness that has occurred, and legislation to allow Americans to keep their health insurance is gaining traction.
“However, even though Republicans and Democrats support fixing this problem, we are fighting an uphill battle because this is President Obama’s signature law. Right now, the White House is still resisting the idea of actually allowing Americans to keep the health insurance they like, even though that is exactly what President Obama promised for years.
“I’m asking Alabamians who have been impacted by ObamaCare to share their stories. If your rates have increased, if the plan you like got cancelled or altered, if you won’t be able to see your doctor – tell me about it. Tell me your story so I can be your voice in Congress and push for change.
“The more we highlight specific examples that demonstrate the real-life consequences of ObamaCare, the more pressure we can put on the White House to accept commonsense, bi-partisan reforms.”
Rep. Roby is co-sponsoring the “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” which would ensure individual policy holders who like their healthcare plans are truly allowed to keep them. Similar proposals are surfacing in the Senate.
Rep. Roby on Thursday debuted a special online form to make it easy for constituents to share their personal stories.
Additionally, individuals are invited to share their ObamaCare stories with Rep. Roby on Facebook or Twitter, by email, or by calling Rep. Roby’s Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2901.