Sinema Statement on Administration's Proposed Healthcare Fixes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement in response to President Obama’s proposal to align the healthcare law with previously made assurances regarding Americans' current health care plans. The president’s proposal will allow insurance companies to renew individual plans which do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s standards. Existing policy holders will have the option to renew their plans through 2014.
"Like Arizona families, I am frustrated with the failed rollout of the health care marketplace. I have repeatedly called on Congress and the President to take action. I've offered and supported reasonable solutions to avoid the unnecessary confusion and harm Arizonans are experiencing today. It is long past time that Congress and the Administration acted in the best interest of the American public.
"The common sense fix announced today is long overdue. Arizonans were told that if they like their plans, they would be able to keep them. This fix allows individual Arizonans to make informed choices about what health insurance options work best for them.
"Additionally, I support the Upton bill expected on the floor tomorrow because I support all reasonable solutions to make the Affordable Care Act work for hardworking Arizona families. I will continue working with anyone who offers common sense fixes to ensure that Arizonans have access to quality, affordable healthcare and the information they need to make informed decisions."