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Lawmakers React to Obama Apology
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on November 09, 2013 @ 6:04PM
Created on November 09, 2013 @ 5:00PM

Angry and upset. That's how many people across the country are feeling after President Obama broke his promise to the American people by saying if you had health insurance and liked it, you wouldn't have to change it.

Since that promise has been broken, lawmakers in Washington have been working hard to change that.

Our own Senator Joe Manchin is sponsoring the ACA Promise Act, which would prevent insurance companies from canceling their existing policies because of  Obamacare.

This act would also instate a one-year delay of the individual mandate from Obamacare. Even though the proposed legislation is helping to change Obamacare, some lawmakers say their citizens are very upset the president broke his promise to begin with.

"This is what betrayal looks like. You have hardworking people, who are repeatedly told not to worry. Just the opposite is happening. Adding insult to injury, the White House, the president, aren't leveling with us. He's trying to cover his tracks, claiming he never made these promises," said Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.).

5 News also spoke to some of you in our area, who are completely fed up with Obamacare in general.

"Obamacare is rotten. It shouldn't be federally mandated. It should be each person's responsibility. It's not fair, and he should be completely honest with is, which he's being anything from that," said Mina Cashman, of Belington.

Another big issue under Obamacare is that it changes the full-time work week from 40 hours to 30 hours, but this bill also hopes to reverse that as well.


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