Jones Calls for Hearing on ENC Obamacare Rate Hikes

November 4, 2013
News Release
Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) called for congressional hearings regarding the cancellation of health insurance plans and dramatic increases in premium costs that individuals in Eastern North Carolina and across the country have suffered as a result of Obamacare. In a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Congressman Jones pointed out that not only are individuals watching their rates skyrocket, they are being removed from their current insurance plans in favor of new, more costly plans that often include less coverage – a situation which President Barack Obama explicitly promised would not occur. In light of the president’s false statements, Congressman Jones requested the chairmen hold hearings in their respective committees to allow individuals who have suffered these unfortunate changes to their insurance plans the opportunity to testify before Congress.

“Individuals in Eastern North Carolina and across the country are being forced to pay exorbitant rate increases for new insurance plans that they do not want while being prohibited from visiting the doctors that they need,” said Congressman Jones. “This runs directly contrary to the president’s promise that ‘if you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan’ and is further proof that this law is an unaffordable burden to the average American.”

 

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Jones calls for hearings into Obamacare

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Under the Dome Blog
by Rob Christensen
November 4, 2013

GOP Rep. Walter Jones Monday called for congressional hearings on the new health care law, focusing on cancellation of health plans and increases in premium costs.

Jones has sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“Individuals in Eastern North Carolina and across the country are being forced to pay exorbitant rate increases for new insurance plans that they do not want while being prohibited from visiting the doctors that they need,” Jones said in a statement. “This runs directly contrary to the president’s promise that ‘if you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan’ and is further proof that this law is unaffordable burden to the average American.”

Jones is a long-time critic of the health care plan and has voted against it numerous times.

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