US House Passes Proposed ACA Changes, Ark. Lawmakers React

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill to let insurance companies sell health plans that had previously been canceled due to Affordable Care Act regulations, according to

The act garnered quite a bit of support from Democrats in the Republican-controlled House, but some political analysts say it has little chance of passing in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Arkansas legislators have reacted to the news, including Congressman Tim Griffin, who spoke about the issue on the House floor Friday.

Griffin issued the following statement:

“As President Clinton recently acknowledged, millions of families are losing their health insurance plans because of Obamacare.  President Obama looked Americans in the eye and promised that wouldn’t happen, but that’s just not true.  While our bill will allow folks to keep their plans for another year, it’s clear that Obamacare is a broken law, and its broken website is only the beginning. Obamacare must be repealed so we can pass real, patient-centered health care reform.”

Congressman Tom Cotton responded to the news with this statement:

“The Keep Your Health Care Act rescues Arkansans from some of the first consequences of Obamacare. This unworkable law is already doing massive damage to our health-care system and the worst is yet to come. As the President and his allies scramble to save political face, I will continue to work to protect Arkansans from Obamacare.”

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