ĎIf you like what you have you canít keep ití, Enzi warns
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi media release
June 24, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. Ė New health insurance rules unveiled this week violate President Obamaís promise to allow Americans who like their health plans to keep them, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, Ranking Member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, said today on the Senate floor.
"Last week, the Administration published a 121-page interim final rule that will increase the costs businesses pay for health insurance. If employers do almost anything on their own to help slow the growth in their health insurance costs, they will lose the limited protections against the expensive new mandates in the new law," Enzi said.
One year ago, President Obama delivered a speech to the American Medical Association in which he vowed that health care reform would not infringe on anyoneís ability to maintain the health insurance coverage that they had before passage of health care reform.
"Rather than making it easier for businesses to continue to provide health insurance, the new regulation will actually make it more likely that employers will simply drop their coverage. It says plainly, if you like the health care coverage you have, you canít keep it," Enzi said.