ObamaCare is Hurting Texans!

The Lonestar Weekly
November 18, 2013              SERVING TEXANS IN THE SENATE SINCE 2002

Senator Cornyn called for ending the Obamacare navigator program on FOX News.

The idea that you are not going to vet these people for criminal convictions and other things in their background that would disqualify them from collecting sensitive personal information, from possibly engaging in some sort of identity theft is unbelievable,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “This is another symptom of how poorly the federal government has prepared to implement Obamacare in the last three and a half years.

Additionally, Sen.  Cornyn shared stories of Texans whose health care has been negatively affected by Obamacare in a speech on the Senate floor.

Mr. President, earlier this month I launched a web site where my constituents in Texas could describe their experiences with Obamacare. As of this morning, that site has received more than 500 submissions, and the stories are simply maddening.

** Take, for example, Barry Linden of Brenham, Texas He’s currently waiting for an organ transplant. But because of Obamacare, his health insurance policy is being canceled, which could jeopardize his ability to access that transplant.

As Mr. Linden writes, losing his health care plan, ‘is a potential life-ending tragedy for me and my family.  The forced dropping of my plan creates a variety of complications involving my transplant team and my medications.’  He adds, ‘The most troubling thing is that this insurance will have to re-certify my transplant.’ In other words, he’ll have to start all over again.

** Meanwhile, I’ve also heard from another constituent in Lubbock, Texas, whose 13-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes. She’s had it since age 4. Her family had a health insurance policy when she was first diagnosed, and they’re happy with that policy. But because of Obamacare, they were recently notified that their daughter’s health insurance is being canceled in December.

Stories like this, Mr. President, are simply infuriating, and they’re unnecessary. But they should strengthen our resolve to dismantle Obamacare entirely and replace it with patient-centered alternatives.