By Matthew Burns
RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican 3rd District Congressman Walter Jones on Monday called for congressional hearings on the cancellation of health insurance plans and premium increases under the Affordable Care Act.
Jones said he has received hundreds of calls and emails in the last month from constituents who have been notified by their health insurance providers that their plan has been canceled or that they will be forced to pay a substantially higher monthly premium under the health care law.
Carteret County News-Times
We applaud Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., and other lawmakers who last week lent their support to bipartisan measures in both the House and Senate that would delay implementation of large flood insurance rate hikes – increases that were expected to have a significant impact on property owners here.
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act would delay changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, stalling implementation of rate increases previously required by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 until two years after the Federal Emergency Management Agency completes an affordability study. That study was originally mandated under the law but never undertaken.
The study would then be subject to congressional review, putting the total time of delay around four years.