We Have the Answer to the Question Kay Hagen Wouldn’t Answer



Kay Hagen, Senator from North Carolina, would not answer this question: When did she know that people would not keep their health insurance:

The Independent Sentinel knows when she knew.

On September 29, 2010, Senator Mike Enzi made it clear that we would lose our health insurance under Obamacare.  As Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Wyoming Senator urged the Senate to move forward on the consideration of a Resolution of Disapproval that would overturn the health care regulation that breaks the President’s promise “If you like what you have you can keep it.”

“At least 47 separate times, President Obama promised ‘If you like what you have you can keep it.’ Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has already broken that promise,” Enzi said.

“The reality for many, under this new regulation, is that if you like what you have, you can’t keep it,” Enzi said. “The picture is even worse for small businesses – the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that by 2013, up to 80 percent of small businesses will lose their grandfathered status.”

“The final result of this new regulation will be that all Americans will eventually be forced to buy the kind of health insurance the federal government thinks you should have. Never mind that you can’t afford it. Never mind that employers will be less likely to hire new workers and will probably even have to lay off workers.”

Urging passage of the resolution, Enzi said millions of Americans will be spared from paying higher health care costs as a result of new federal mandates. “Without this resolution, many small businesses will have to drop health insurance for their workers because of this Obama Administration regulation,” Enzi added.

“Throughout the health care debate, the President continually promised, ‘If you like what you have you can keep it.’ The grandfathered health plan rule breaks the President’s promise,” Enzi said.

Enzi is urging colleagues to demand a vote on a resolution of disapproval (S.J. Res. 39) to overturn the so-called grandfather rule in health care reform – a provision that was supposed to spare small businesses already providing health insurance to their employees many of higher costs and new mandates the law imposes.

Enzi’s resolution failed along party lines. Every single Senate Democrat, including Kay Hagen, just months after voting for the law that included Section 1251, voted to allow Obama to gut it.

Listen to Senator Enzi:

It was in the Federal Register and Mike Enzi actually read the Register:

Kay Hagen refused to vote for Enzi’s resolution in 2010 even though she knew that people would not keep their health insurance.

That’s your answer. She knew on September 29, 2010 and she voted to not let you keep your health insurance.