Landrieu ‘Encouraged’ By White House ‘Fix’ To Obamacare

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said Thursday she was “encouraged” by a proposed administrative fix by the Obama administration that would allow health insurers to renew existing individual policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m encouraged that the President took action to stop the cancelation of insurance policies that people were promised they could retain. I was particularly happy to see the notification provision included, which is an important part of my bill,” she said in a statement.

Landrieu noted, however, that she would continue working on legislation that would protect people from cancellations. A bill she put forth that would not permit insurers to cancel policies that failed to meet Obamacare’s minimum benefit standards would do just that.

“I will be working today and throughout the weeks ahead to support legislation to keep the promise,” she added.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Igor Bobic is the assistant editor of Talking Points Memo, helping oversee the site's coverage of politics and policy in Washington. While originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor feels best at home on the beaches of Southern California. He can be reached at igor@talkingpointsmemo.com.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK