November 14,2013

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Hatch Says President’s So-Called ObamaCare Plan Will Be Another Broken Promise

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement after the President announced a proposal to grandfather insurance plans:

“The President can’t fix a broken promise by making more empty promises today that will be broken tomorrow. The difference this time is that he’s hoping to shift the blame to states and insurance companies.  That’s not the answer the American people deserve. Doubling-down on the same policy that’s responsible for more than four million Americans losing their health plans is irresponsible and does nothing to solve the problem.  Americans should be able to keep the insurance – and the doctors and hospitals – of their choosing, as the President promised.  Dressing up the same failed policy and pushing it past the 2014 elections is cynical Washington politics at its worst.  The President needs to get in the game and work with Congress to replace this law that has become the source of so many problems for too many Americans. The status quo is simply not an option.”