A Colorado Democrat who introduced a U.S. senate bill Wednesday to prevent insurance policy cancellations under Obamacare voted against a 2010 resolution that would have done just that.
But now, trying to upstage President Obama, Sen. Mark Udall is declaring victory – saying the president’s call Thursday for insurance companies to stop cancellations a “scaled down version” of his solution to “ensure that the health care law works for Coloradans.”
“I am glad the White House is starting to address my concerns and those of thousands of Colorado families that received insurance cancellation notices,” Udall said in a press release posted on his web site Thursday. “We also should build on this progress by giving Americans more time to enroll after the federal website is fully functional.”
Udall co-wrote the Continuous Coverage Act with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH after attending a meeting with the president and voicing his concerns. Then came news that only 106,185 people had enrolled in Obamacare while 4 million have been served with cancellation notices.