November 5, 2013

Louisianians Can’t Keep Their Health Insurance Like Mary Landrieu Promised

In December 2009, Mary Landrieu (D-LA) promised on the Senate floor that individuals being able to keep their current insurance plans is a “very accurate description” of ObamaCare:

LANDRIEU: “While those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan. This is a very accurate description of this bill before us. The Patient Protection And Affordability Act. It’s very accurate.”

However, according to the Times-Picayuneapproximately 80,000 of the 165,000 Louisianians who own individual health insurance will have their policies canceled due to ObamaCare regulations.

About 80,000 Louisiana residents will see their health insurance policies canceled in 2014 because they don’t meet new federal health-care standards, the state’s insurance commissioner said Monday. Jim Donelon said the Department of Insurance collected the information from health insurance providers last week in response to numerous requests for an estimate. The figure could account for close to half of the 165,000 people in Louisiana who hold individual health insurance plans that they pay for without the help of an employer or the government.