Joe Donnelly Cosponsors Landrieu’s Obamacare Fix

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) on Thursday afternoon became the sixth Democratic co-sponsor of a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to require insurers to allow Americans to keep their health plans indefinitely, as long as they continue to pay their premiums and meet other eligibility requirements.

The senator said in a statement:

I have said from the beginning that this healthcare law is not perfect, which is why I’ve repeatedly worked to improve it. The problems with the website and canceled plans are unacceptable.  That is why I am sponsoring legislation that would allow individuals to keep their current health plans.

“There are too many on the left who say that we shouldn’t change anything and too many on the right who say we should just repeal the entire bill.  I’d rather work in a bipartisan way to improve the law so it works better for Hoosier families.”

Donnelly’s office confirmed his cosponsorship of the bill.

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