Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner has been accused by a constituent of helping to cancel his existing health insurance plan, despite previously vowing to oppose any health reform that would kick people off their existing plans.
“I get health insurance through my employer. I carry one child with autism on that. However, the family plan is $800/mo, so my wife and our other two children have had an individual plan. Her premiums are $209/mo for a $2500 individual/$5000 family deductible. We have a health savings account with it and LOVE it,” a Virginia resident wrote in an open letter to the conservative Power Line blog.
“Optima has informed us it is going to be canceled next year. They gave us ACA compliant options. We are not eligible to for subsidies because I do get offered a ‘family plan’ at work and by ACA rules only the employee portion is factored in when calculating whether the plan is ‘affordable.’ The closest plan is a $3250 individual/$6500 family deductible for $674.39. That is a 325 percent increase in our premiums!” the Virginian wrote. “The worst part is that I wrote Senator Mark Warner and told him about this.”
Records reveal that Warner, who voted for Obamacare, previously vowed to oppose any reform that would cancel Americans’ pre-existing plans.
“Let me make clear, I’m not going to support a health care reform plan that’s gonna take away health care that you’ve got right now or a health care plan that you like,” Warner said in an August 10, 2009 video statement released by his office.
Warner recently refused to answer whether he had read the 10,535 pages of final-draft Obamacare regulations.
As The Daily Caller reported, the Obama administration changed key language in a 2010 draft of Obamacare regulations to conceal its knowledge that existing health insurance plans would be eliminated under the Affordable Care Act.