US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Alexander on End of CoverTN: Obamacare “Has Destroyed a Plan That is Helping 16,000 Tennesseans Afford Health Insurance”

Says “like all Americans, these Tennesseans were promised by President Obama that under his health care law they’d keep their coverage”

Monday, September 09, 2013Liz Wolgemuth 202-228-4729

NASHVILLE, Sept. 9—The senior Republican on the U.S. Senate health committee today released the following statement on the news that the health care law is forcing an end to Cover Tennessee, a state program created in 2006 to help provide affordable coverage to Tennesseans who are uninsured or have pre-existing conditions:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R. Tenn) said: “The new health care law has destroyed an innovative state health insurance plan that is helping 16,000 Tennesseans afford health care coverage. Like all Americans, these Tennesseans were promised by President Obama that under his health care law they’d keep their coverage, but will likely be forced by the law into the Obamacare exchanges, where the affordability of health insurance, security of their personal information, and ability of doctors to take new patients are all in question.”

Alexander added: “This is why the law should be repealed and replaced with step-by-step reforms that transform the health care delivery system by putting patients in charge, giving them more choices, and reducing the cost of health care so that more people can afford it.”

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