U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is co-sponsoring legislation that would let Americans keep their health care plans if they're satisfied with them, his office said in a news release this morning.
The bill, known straightforwardly as the If You Like Your Health Care Plan You Can Keep It Act, "would provide relief from Obamacare standards for current health care policies, giving Americans the freedom to keep their current health care plans if they so choose," the release said.
"A couple in Tennessee contacted me last week to tell me the policy they've enjoyed for five years – as self-employed missionaries – is being cancelled because it doesn't meet the standards of Obamacare," Corker said. "And now they face the stress of losing their health coverage in January despite failed efforts to enroll in a new plan on the federal exchange. And their story is not unique. Families all across Tennessee are seeing their policies cancelled after being told, 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, period.' "
The legislation, which is cosponsored by 37 Republican senators, comes on the heels of news reports that millions of people's health plans will be canceled, despite President Barack Obama's assurances that anyone who was content with his or her plan would be able to stick with it.