Congressman Estes Statement on Blue Cross Blue Shield Obamacare Pullout Announcement

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Washington, May 24, 2017 | Sean Robinson (316-262-8992) | comments

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement today on the decision by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City to pull out of Obamacare.

“Obamacare is clearly broken and Congress must fix it. The law is collapsing before our eyes.  In Kansas and across the country, millions of Americans are hurting and rightfully concerned about what will happen next.  This decision highlights the urgent need to replace Obamacare.  I was proud to support the American Health Care Act, which passed the House earlier this month.  The law will help the very people affected by this decision by making care more affordable and accessible.  The best way to provide great care to all Americans is to build a patient-centered system focused on the individual. As today’s news shows, putting government at the center of healthcare just doesn’t work.”

Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Small Business Committee.

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