White House Threatens Veto Of GOP’s ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ Bill

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The Obama administration threatened Thursday to veto the House Republican bill aimed at addressing the issue of canceled health plans that has taken over Washington in recent days.

“The Administration supports policies that allow people to keep the health plans that they have. But, policies that reverse the progress made to extend quality, affordable coverage to millions of uninsured, hardworking, middle class families are not the solution,” read the official Statement of Administration Policy released by the Office of Management and Budget. “Rather than refighting old political battles to sabotage the health care law, the Congress should work with the Administration to improve the law and move forward.”

The House bill would allow insurers to continue to sell existing policies outside the law’s insurance marketplaces to anyone, including new customers, next year. A vote is expected Friday.

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