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Ross Statement on Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Only 106,000 people across America signed up while more than 300,000 Floridians can't keep insurance like promised

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WASHINGTON, Nov 13, 2013 | Katie Hughes | comments
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) released a statement in response to the Affordable Care Act's enrollment numbers that were released today:

"The numbers released today by the administration are abysmal, but even worse, they are misleading. In fact, 106,185 reflects the number of Americans who have either enrolled or who identified a certain exchange plan, but have not necessarily purchased it.

“Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact number of those who have enrolled, only that it is lower than 106,185. Here is what I do know: this administration forced Obamacare onto the American people, promising it would increase access to affordable health care. Since then, more than 300,000 Floridians have lost the health plan they chose and liked, and the administration continues adding insult to injury with every misleading statement they make to cover up how bad this law is; this is an unacceptable state of affairs, and the American people deserve better.

“We need health care solutions, like my PATIENT Health Care Act, that give consumers more choice, provide more affordable coverage, and help protect those with pre-existing conditions without being forced to take Obamacare's one-size fits all approach."


Background:
• 106,185 people from across the country have signed up for Obamacare insurance so far.
• Rep. Ross's PATIENT Health Care Act, H.R. 2688, will expand the use of Health Savings Accounts, allow insurance to be purchased across state lines, and provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

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