Feinstein Signs On To Landrieu Bill That Addresses Insurance Cancellations


Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced Tuesday that she would co-sponsor Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) bill that allows people with existing individual plans to keep their insurance indefinitely.

“This bill provides a simple fix to a complex problem,” Feinstein said in a statement. “This bill will extend the grandfather date for individual insurance plans so that individuals who have insurance policies they like can keep them indefinitely, unless the individual chooses another plan or the insurer stops providing health insurance in the individual market.”

Thousands of people with insurance plans in the individual market have recieved cancellation notices because their plans are no longer compliant under the new health care law’s minimum benefit requirements.