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Landrieu Open to Allowing Americans to Keep Their Health Insurance

12:41 PM, Oct 30, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisiana, tells Politico's Manu Raju that she'd be interested in supporting a proposal to allow Americans who like their current health insurance plan to keep it for next year. Here's the story from Politico:

Landrieu, a Democrat who faces a tough reelection in Louisiana in 2014, said she would either offer her own bill or formally sign onto another measure that would ensure that the law would not force anyone off of their existing health policies.

“The promise was made, and it should be kept,” Landrieu said in the Capitol Wednesday. “And it was our understanding when we voted for that bill that people when they have insurance could keep with what they had. So I’m going to be working on that fix.”

Landrieu’s comments come as the White House faces a barrage of criticism over President Barack Obama’s repeated promises in 2009 that the law would not force anyone off of their plans.

On Tuesday, Landrieu declined to say whether she would support such a measure. THE WEEKLY STANDARD has asked Landrieu's Senate office if she would consider signing on to a bill being offered by Wisconsin Republican senator Ron Johnson called the "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act." Landrieu's staff has yet to respond.

Landrieu faces reelection in 2014.

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