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Landrieu bill would help Louisiana residents keep coverage

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Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's office says nearly 93,000 people in Louisiana won't be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul. 

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is trying help people  keep their  plans. She's introduced the "Keep the Promise Act." But she's also having to defend her vote three years ago, when she joined all of her fellow democrats to block a  GOP resolution that opponents say could have prevented the cancellation of millions of individual policies across the country. "That resolution did not have any consumer protections and it was offered to undermine passage of the affordable care act. My bill isn't undermining the act," said Landrieu.

Landrieu may have to explain her votes in support of obamacare many more times in the year to come as she faces a tough re-election battle.

 

 

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