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Jones calls for hearings into Obamacare

GOP Rep. Walter Jones Monday called for congressional hearings on the new health care law, focusing on cancellation of health plans and increases in premium costs.

Jones has sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“Individuals in Eastern North Carolina and across the country are being forced to pay exorbitant rate increases for new insurance plans that they do not want while being prohibited from visiting the doctors that they need,” Jones said in a statement. “This runs directly contrary to the president’s promise that ‘if you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan’ and is further proof that this law is unaffordable burden to the average American.”

Jones is a long-time critic of the health care plan and has voted against it numerous times.