House Passes Bill To Keep Your Insurance, 39 Democrats Break With Obama, Obama Vows To VetoSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:28
House Passes Bill To Keep Your Insurance, 39 Democrats Break With Obama, Obama Vows To Veto
by MIKE FLYNN 15 Nov 2013, 10:36 AM PDT
On Friday, the House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) that would allow insurers to continue to offer policies on the individual market. The vote was 261-157. Thirty-nine Democrats voted for the Upton Amendment, which is an indication the Democrat united front on Obamacare is cracking.
ObamaCare largely eliminates the individual market and forces those policy holders into the health exchanges. On Thursday, Obama proposed extending the individual market for one year. The Upton bill would not only let existing policies continue, but insurers could sell individual policies to new customers. The White House has vowed to veto Upton's bill if it reaches the President's desk.