Schock Grills Administration on Failed Promise that Illinoisans Could Keep their Health Care Plan
REALITY CHECK: Shares Emotional Story of Constituent Losing Her Current Health Care Plan; Sees Rates Nearly Double
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) participated in the House Ways and Means full committee hearing on the status of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. The administration witness at the hearing was Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS is the federal agency that oversees the operation of the Exchanges through the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO).
During the hearing, Schock directly challenged the promise made by the Obama Administration that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.” It is now being reported that millions of individuals throughout the country will not be able to keep their current health care plan even if they like it, directly contradicting the promises made by President Obama and his administration. Schock read aloud an emotional story of an individual in the 18th district who received her notice in the mail that she would not be able to keep her current health care plan and would see her rate nearly double, because her plan has been deemed ineligible by the Affordable Care Act.