The overwhelming majority of messages -- 1,098 as of Wednesday -- oppose the health care overhaul proposed by
"To say there is concern bordering on fear is not an overstatement," Krishnamoorthi said.
Roskam, who has been dogged by those who want to keep the 2010 law intact, said he wants to know more about how
He said he is skeptical of the
But he's encouraged the CBO found the cost of premiums eventually would decline and the federal deficit would be cut. Average premiums for people who buy their own insurance would decrease after 2020, the report said. The deficit would be cut by
This week, Roskam said he was more familiar with the measure's tax provisions and had helped craft them. The proposal would give medical device makers, insurance companies and wealthy Americans a big tax cut.
Roskam said he's set up small group meetings to hear from Obamacare supporters, though he doesn't believe they represent the "majority position in my district." Nobody can be dismissive of the stories of people helped by the ACA, he said, but he believes the law is not sustainable.
Nearly one-third of
Already some insured people are confronted with premiums, deductibles and co-pays so high their access to care is effectively blocked, Roskam added, "I think there's strong momentum behind repeal-and-replace, it's likely to be repealed and replaced."
"When they got health care benefits, they got the treatment and they lived," he said.
Quigley said he is rankled that
In addition to the proposed replacement law's effect on individuals, Krishnamoorthi said he's also worried about pink slips in the health sector and orders freezing up for companies in his district. One firm is Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging, which has its global headquarters in
The proposed cuts to
"My constituents continue to provide good input from all sides ... communicating many reasons why the current system of health insurance isn't working," Hultgren said in a statement. He also said that some people in the exchanges under Obamacare have said reforms are necessary because they can't see their doctor, are cut off from specialists or aren't covered at their nearest hospital.
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