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Lt. Gov. Reacts to Health Care Insurance Extension
COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur/Kate Liebers) -- The day after the President made a promise to health care holders, Ohio Lt. Governor said that promise may not be able to be kept.
The complication surrounds the announcement President Barack Obama made Thursday in Cleveland: Residents would be able to keep the same individual health care plans they already have.
This statement was in response to angry voters who had their plans cancelled, only to be replaced by policies with more expensive premiums.
Congress had also pressured the President to make this move.
But Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also serves as the Director of the State Department of Insurance, would not guarantee that this would be the case in Ohio.
Taylor said her agency would work with insurance companies to reissue those plans, but that those companies would not be required to give customers the same plans.