- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed September 11th, 2014Roll Call Vote 247 Yea / 167 Nay
House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedNovember 18th, 2013
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What is it?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in place for almost four years. While, it is beginning to show some positive results as health care costs grow at historically low rates, the health care program is still getting the kinks out. Those kinks are most significant in the state health insurance exchanges where Americans are mandated to buy insurance policies. Still causing confusion and outrage, these exchanges have irritated those who feel like they were forced to drop their old reliable policies in favor of new, less comprehensive, more expensive ones.
Sponsoring Rep. Bill Cassidy pointed out that the ACA mandate has forced thousands of individuals to give up their preferred health insurance plans:
“This past year, 93,000 Louisianans in the individual market lost the plan they had, specifically because of Obamacare. Clearly the President’s promise was inaccurate.”
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