Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after the President said he would allow insurance companies to continue providing to their customers the same health plans next year.
“I applaud President Obama for responding to the call I and others have put forward to honor the promise of giving citizens with individual insurance plans the option of keeping their plan. To fulfill this promise, insurance companies must do their part by extending these plans for their customers. I call upon all insurance companies to fulfill their end of this critical partnership. We cannot go back to the old way of doing things on health care and need to see these important reforms through so that every Oregonian has the security of health care they can count on. I am determined to work with legislators from both parties to make the health care law successful.”