“Let’s keep the promise to middle class workers and ensure that if they like their healthcare plan, they can keep it.”

And that’s what was done by the U.S. House on Thursday, says U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, who’s running for the U.S. Senate this fall.

Cassidy says his legislation, The Employee Health Care Protection Act, H.R. 3522, will allow healthcare plans currently available on the group market to continue to be offered through 2018.

“The Employee Health Care Protection Act is about keeping a promise and doing right by the American people. It is a bi-partisan bill that allows American workers, if they choose, to keep their employer-sponsored healthcare plan that they depend on for healthcare security.

Cassidy says his bill has three important provisions: it will lower the deficit by $1.25 billion (confirmed by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office), provide more health plan options with lower premiums, and raise wages for American workers.

Now, we wait to see whether it will pass in the U.S. Senate, run by Harry Reid.