(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)

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                            BROKEN PROMISES

  (Mr. HARRIS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. HARRIS. Mr. Speaker, the train wreck and broken promises of the 
President's health care reform act continue.
  The gentleman from Connecticut earlier said that we were hysterical. 
Mr. Speaker, my constituents are hysterical about these broken 
  Allen from Harford County writes about his 31-year-old son. His 31-
year-old son can't get a full-time job because employers won't hire 
people full-time because of the Affordable Care Act. He writes:

       I'm writing today to voice my concern as a parent and to 
     report that my healthy 31-year-old son's health insurance 
     premium will be tripling. Currently, he has his own CareFirst 
     BlueCross plan and was recently notified that it was going to 
     be canceled, and his premium will go up from $200 a month to 
     $600 a month.

  Mr. Speaker, this is a train wreck. Parents and families are 
hysterical. They can't afford a $600 premium for a single person 
working a part-time job. Canceled policies and skyrocketing premium 
costs are two broken promises. America deserves better.