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Sen. Paul Speaks Out Against Insurance Cancellations

November 14, 2013 in Politics & Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today took to the Senate floor to speak out against the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act by sharing the story of the Mangiones, a family from Kentucky affected by Obamacare. Below is video and transcript of Sen. Paul’s floor speech.



PAUL: The President promised the American people if you like your doctor you can keep him or her. He promised if you like your insurance, you can keep it. But he needs to tell Andy Mangione and his family why they can’t keep their insurance.

They had an individual policy they were happy with. They paid $300 a month. They are now going to be asked to pay $900 a month for things they don’t want and they didn’t choose to have. This isn’t really just about health care. This is about freedom of choice. This is about whether or not you can choose what type of insurance you want.

The question is what’s next? What choices will be taken from us? I’m going to be signing up for Obamacare. I tried yesterday 15 times. I wasn’t able to get beyond ‘create an account’ because every time I pushed ‘create an account,’ nothing happened. This is a real problem. Five million people without insurance.

The President said if you can keep your insurance, you should be allowed to. You can keep your doctor. Something has to be done because the Mangione family is going to have to pay three times as much for an insurance policy they don’t want. We’re taking their freedom of choice away.

I for one say enough is enough. Let’s get rid of this. Let’s give back freedom to the consumer, give back freedom to Kentucky families. In Kentucky, 10 times more families have been canceled than have actually gotten on.

Something has to give. Mr. President, if you said we can keep our doctor, come forward and tell us why we can’t keep our doctor. Thank you very much.


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