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Fri November 8, 2013

Pryor Signs On To Bill To Grandfather Health Plans

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he has signed on to legislation that would grandfather thousands of Americans' health care plans.

Pryor said in a statement Thursday that he signed on to a measure that would oblige insurance companies to continue offering existing paying customers continued coverage under any plans in effect at the end of 2013.

Millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, and lawmakers in both parties have

been pushing such legislation to redeem the president's long-ago pledge that anyone liking their coverage will be allowed to keep it under the nation's controversial new law.

Pryor is running for re-election against Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton next year. Cotton is criticizing Pryor for voting for the health care overhaul.