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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Mark Hollis
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBER MIA JONES'
REACTION TO FEDERAL HEALTH CARE RULING
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Representative Mia Jones (D-Jacksonville), the Democratic ranking member on the House Health and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to today's federal court ruling concerning the Affordable Care Act.
“Out of concern for thousands of uninsured Floridians, I am deeply disappointed by today's federal court ruling, but I remain confident that federal appeals courts will ultimately uphold the major tenets of the Affordable Care Act.
"I urge opponents of health care reform to look for ways to work in bipartisan fashion to improve our federal and state health care laws by making them better and more affordable. We made just such progress in Florida in our last legislative session when we crafted a better health care bill than the one originally proposed. We must be committed to providing quality preventative healthcare for all Floridians or we can expect to continue pay for these citizens to be served in our emergency rooms at a higher cost.
“I share President Obama's belief that it remains unacceptable for this state and nation to go back to the days when insurance companies were able to deny someone coverage simply because of a pre-existing condition. Rather than spending public funds attempting to way lay health care reforms in our courts, and instead of re-fighting political battles of the last two years, I urge our state and national leaders to fix what needs fixing with the Affordable Care Act so that our state and nation can move forward with a better and more equitable system of health care.”
Representative Jones serves Florida House District 14, which includes parts of Duval County.
Democratic Office, Florida House of Representatives
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