ATR Supports H.R. 3522, "Employee Health Care Protection Act"
The U.S. House of Representatives this week will vote on H.R. 3522, the "Employee Healthcare Protection Act," sponsored by Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
ATR urges all Members of Congress who want to prevent Obamacare from doing even more damage to their constituents to vote for this legislation.
H.R. 3522 actually implements for workers what President Obama famously promised about his signature healthcare law: "if you like your plan, you can keep it." Millions of Americans on the individual health insurance market now know this was not true, and those who get health insurance at work will find themselves in the same boat this year.
The bill allows any group health plan offered at work in 2013 to continue to be offered in 2014. It's as simple as that.
Starting this fall, up to 50 million American families could see plan cancelation or disruption due to Obamacare forcing their employers to adopt different health insurance plans. They won't have the chance to keep their old plan, because it won't be available to them anymore. H.R. 3522 would prevent that from happening.