SD Delegation Reaction Mixed To President's Change
by KDLT News
November 14, 2013 8:42 PM
Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson says he welcomes President Barack Obama's announcement allowing insurance companies to renew for another year policies that otherwise would be canceled because they don't comply with the new health care law.
Johnson says the health care law has had a rocky start, but it will eventually give South Dakotans and millions of Americans affordable health care coverage.
Republican Rep. Kristi Noem says she's glad Obama recognized the Affordable Care Act is hurting people by canceling their old insurance policies. But she says the problem should be fixed by legislation that provides more certainty than a policy switch by the president. Noem says she still believes the Affordable Care Act should be repealed and replaced with something better.