Bill Clinton: Obama Should Honor ‘Keep Your Plan’ Promise

‘Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people’

"The third problem, is for young people, mostly, but not all young, who are in the individual market, whose incomes are above 400 percent of the poverty level. They were the ones who heard the promise, if you like what you've got, you can keep it. I met a young man just this week, who has a family, two children, bought in the individual marketplace. His policy was canceled, and one was substituted for it that doubled his premium. Now, I ask him, I said, 'Same coverage?' He said, 'Yeah.' And I said, 'But are your co-pays and deductibles the same?' He said, 'No, they're much, much lower.' So he said, 'In the years when I use health care, I might actually save money.' But he said, 'You know, we're all young, and we're all healthy.' So I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people, and let them keep what they've got."

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