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Ross Vows to Put Patients First in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States' holding in King v. Burwell, which upheld the Affordable Care Act's (ObamaCare's) issuance of federal insurance subsidies to individuals residing in states that have not set up their own insurance marketplaces.

"I am extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. Despite the countless promises, ObamaCare has not delivered. Many Floridians in my district, and across the state, have seen their premiums go up, have been forced to change their doctors, or have seen the quality of their health care go down. Government-controlled health care is not the answer to these problems.

"I have repeatedly voted to repeal ObamaCare and will not stop fighting to offer viable solutions to replace this failed law. Our health is extremely personal to each of us, and Americans deserve access to high quality, affordable health care. This can only be sustained long-term through a system that allows doctors and patients to be fully informed and in charge of their health decisions.

"My colleagues and I have the responsibility to offer alternative health care solutions to ObamaCare that are better suited for the American people, which is why I authored the PATIENT Health Care Act last Congress. This legislation would have expanded health savings accounts, allowed for transitional coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and increased affordability without risking quality health coverage. If my Republican colleagues fail to offer a substantive alternative in the coming months, I will once again step forward to offer my plan."

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