"Somehow the promise that was made over and over and over again that, 'If you like the health insurance that you have you can keep it,' was not the fault of the legislation itself and the people making that promise, but was rather the fault of the insurance companies who have to deal with this more than 2,000 page monstrosity," said Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
"We are going to be working across the aisle, not to repeal the Affordable Care Act, not to defund the Affordable Care Act, not to undermine the Affordable Care Act, not to gut the Affordable Care Act, but to fix it," said Sen Mary Landrieu (D-LA).
Andrew points out the President made a recommendation and now, commissioners and companies have to figure out if they can accommodate the request. In the meantime Andrew said the exchange will lose the young healthy people needed to make the new insurance viable financially.
"So the model they've created for how you're going to pay for the coverage – has been inverted. You'll have the sickest people, most need, in exchange," said Andrew. "So the premiums they've been told are not going to be sufficient to pay for their coverage."
Channel 4 reached out to Aetna on Thursday and received this statement from spokesman, Walt Cherniak:
"We support efforts to allow people to keep what they have. We will need cooperation and expedited approval from state regulators to remove barriers that would make it difficult to make this change in such a short period of time. Action will need to be taken to address the destabilizing impact this change will have on the exchange marketplace. We will continue to communicate with our customers as we develop a solution to reinstate these policies."