Larsen visits Bellingham, addresses health care criticism

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Larsen visits Bellingham, addresses health care criticism

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss, Joe Teehan

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Congressman Rick Larsen says the biggest crisis with health care today isn’t that a government website isn’t working; it’s that millions of people have no way to cover the costs of health care.

The 2nd District Democrat is addressing criticism over the new health care law including the government’s buggy web site and cancelled health insurance plans.

Larsen toured the recently-renovated Interfaith Community Health Center in Bellingham Monday and talked with staff about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Larsen says the president shouldn’t have said that people who like their current health plan can keep it.

He says that caused a higher expectation than could be met.

Larsen says people should go to Washington State’s Health Insurance Exchange and see if they can find a better plan than what their current insurer is offering as a replacement for any canceled plans.