-- Del. Peace is Chief Co-Patron of measure to help in effort to keep your health insurance in Virginia --
-- “If you like it, Virginia, you can keep it," says Del. Peace --
Central Virginia – Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) announces passage of House Bill 1147, of which he is a Chief Patron. HB 1147 is a measure to guarantee that no provision of Virginia law would prevent someone from keeping their health plan if they like it. The bill passed the House today by a vote of 98-0.
“Prior to and after passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, President Obama falsely reassured Americans time and time again that they could keep their plan if they like it. We now know the truth," said Peace. “Even if they liked them, there is a high percentage of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans.”
Speaking to passage of the bill, Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) said, “It is likely that thousands of Virginians have had their health care plans cancelled under ObamaCare. This legislation puts Virginia in a posture to not be part of that uncertainty. While we cannot control what happens in Washington, I believe we have a responsibility to the people of Virginia to protect them from the fallout of ObamaCare.”
HB 1147 states that, notwithstanding any other provision of Virginia law, insurance companies shall be allowed to continue to offer health insurance plans in all product markets that were in effect at any time during 2012 and 2013. This bill would help protect Virginias from ObamaCare and serve to assure quality and affordable health care.