Pelosi Backs Legislative 'You Can Keep Your Insurance' Fix

Roll Call:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi plans to endorse a legislative fix to remedy President Barack Obama’s broken “if you like it, you can keep it” promise — even as Obama is set to announce his own plan for the health care law this morning, a Democratic leadership aide confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

Pelosi and the White House remain opposed to the legislation coming to the floor on Friday sponsored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., that would allow insurances to revive plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Instead, the California Democrat will put her weight behind a proposal being spearheaded by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., a key Pelosi ally and ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, that would mandate that insurance companies keep existing health insurance plans until the end of the Obamacare open enrollment period in March.