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Cruz said Obama has broken “many promises” he made about how the law would be implemented.
“ 'If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.’ That was one of the many promises that President Obama made about his health care law,” Cruz said. “And it’s just not true.”
Cruz cited a Congressional Budget Office report that said 7 million people would lose their employer-sponsored insurance because those plans don't meet new coverage requirements.
Democrats point out that the law is already benefiting those with preexisting conditions who can’t be denied coverage, people younger than 26 who can stay on their parent’s insurance plan and women who now pay less for preventative healthcare.