WASHINGTON, January 10 -
This week I got a call from a concerned father in Crosby, Texas. His daughter is a single working mom with 3 young children ages 3 through 13. She recently received bad news from her health insurance provider. She and her children will be dropped from their current plan.
The new plan required under Obamacare had a 40 perecent more expensive premium. As a result, she and her children had to move out of their home and in with their father and mother. She no longer can afford to make it on her own.
The father said: "Texans are suffering. It hurts us. She got a 40 percent increase in her premium payments while she's already struggling to make ends meet. Her policy was great before, but now it's gone."
Mr. Speaker, this single working mom in Texas is being punished under Obamacare. The President sold Obamacare to the American people on the false promise that if they liked their plan they could keep it. Now, this single mother and her children and others are learning the hard way that this was just one more Washington lie.
And that's just the way it is.