Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) led 33 of his Republican colleagues on the Senate floor Thursday to draw attention to the stories of everyday Americans who are feeling the real world impacts of the president’s broken promise that the public can keep the plans they had and liked.
Thune called attention to a story from a family in South Dakota who recently received a cancellation notice in the mail for their current health plan. The family said, “We’ve had the same kind of health insurance for years. It worked for us, we are happy with it. When our current plan expires in 2014 it will no longer be available. We were told that our new policy will most likely cost over 100 percent more than what we pay now. We will not be able to afford it.”
Wednesday, when initial enrollment numbers were released showing only 106,185 Americans were able to sign up for ObamaCare, Thune said: “As millions of Americans continue to lose the health care they have and like, today we learned that an embarrassingly small number of Americans have signed up for ObamaCare. In South Dakota, only 58 were able to successfully sign up—a miniscule number compared to the thousands who are losing their current care. The president and Senate Democrats need to uphold their promise that Americans can keep the care they have and like.”