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Panel approves bill letting people keep old health insurance plans

The Hill, July 31, 2014
The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would let people on group health insurance plans keep policies that don't conform to ObamaCare's standards. The legislation, approved almost down a party-line 27-20 vote, is meant to respond to those who said their health plans were cancelled because of the new healthcare law, which required plans to meet minimum coverage standards. Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah), voted with their Republican colleagues. This isn't the first time the two Democrats voted against their own party. Recently, they sided with Republicans on a patent bill.