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Congressman proposing new health care bill

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Updated: 10/31/2013 6:57 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Affordable Care Act is kicking in for millions of Americans. And if the government has deemed your current health care coverage inadequate, your policy is being cancelled.

"Right now many Americans are scared what's going to happen to their policy, do they have any say in what happens to their current policy," said nurse practitioner Jim Whited.

Whited said many of his patients are starting to worry about whether they will be able to afford doctors visits moving forward.

Action News has already told you how thousands of Floridians are being dropped from their insurance plans because of the new Obamacare standards.

"They may have to pay for things that really were never part of their original plan. That could effect premiums," Whited said.

Rep. Ron DeSantis said he has a solution.

"The president said if you like your plan you can keep it period. So what my bill does, and I'm joined by Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin who has really taken the lead in drafting it in the senate and say look if you have a plan government cannot force you out of that plan," he said.

DeSantis said his bill would allow you to essentially grandfather yourself into your current plan.

"If you don't like it you can change it, it's not forcing anyone to keep a plan. But we think that's best if people are happy with what they have they should be able to renew the policy," he said.

DeSantis said he already has a lot of support in the House. The focus will be passing it through the Senate.

 

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