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Cramer Cites North Dakota Obamacare Statistics on House Floor

Nov 14, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a speech on the House floor today, Congressman Kevin Cramer called attention to the low enrollment and high insurance cancellation numbers under Obamacare in North Dakota. The North Dakota Insurance Department reported over 36,000 individuals will have their policies canceled due to Obamacare, while only 30 enrollments took place through the exchange during the first month.

Tomorrow the House of Representatives plans to vote on the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill cosponsored by Cramer which would restore the promise made by President Obama, who stated “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”

The complete transcript of the speech and the graphic Cramer displayed during his remarks are below:

Mr. Speaker,

Wayne and Leann Buchholz operate a ranch near Rhame, North Dakota. They’ve never been active in politics, but a recent letter from their insurance company has changed all of that. For their letter informed them they would be losing their healthcare coverage due to the excessive regulations of Obamacare.

Mr. Speaker, 36,000 North Dakotans are receiving similar cancellation notices. Each of these figures on this poster represent over 1,200 North Dakotans just like Wayne and Leann.

On the other hand, only 30 North Dakotans have been able to sign up for Obamacare through the first month. Not 30,000, not, 3,000, not even 300, Mr. Speaker. 30. Each figure on this part of the graphic represents one North Dakotan able to sign up.

Mr. Speaker, in North Dakota like much of America, a man’s word is his bond. We must help the President make good on his promise and pass the Keep Your Health Plan Act tomorrow.