In an effort to make good on the President's promise, Rep. Fred Upton has introduced HR 3350, which would authorize insurers to offer for sale in 2014, outside of the health care exchanges, any insurance policy that they had in place on January 1, 2013. A news item and the text of the bill is here. The reason for this measure is to address the cancellation of (so far) 1.5 million individual policies because the coverage provided under those policies does not comply with the minimum mandated coverage under the ACA. See here. Given the website snafu and its problematic fix this seems like a good idea to me. A more philosophical and less pragmatic reason for the bill is that it is obnoxious to force people to buy more coverage than they need or want,a t a price that they may not be able to afford. That reason supports removal of the entire minimum coverage requirement, but the health care mandarins refuse to believe that people can make rational choices on their own.