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Rep. Dennis Ross Can't Explain His 50+ Votes to Repeal Obamacare (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., and his fellow House Republicans have voted over 50 times to repeal he Affordale Care Act.

During a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Ross was confronted by a voter who wanted to know why the GOP congressman was trying to take away the benefits of the ACA, noted ThinkProgress.org (video below).

“Why do you think it is so good to deny seniors on Part D to make them pay more, about $4,000 more for medicine, and people with pre-existing conditions get denied insurance, have 26-year-olds have a harder time getting insurance because they can’t get on their parents’ [health insurance]?” the unidentified voter asked Ross. “Why do you think those are good ideas?”

"I don’t," replied Ross. "I think one of the most unfortunate things my party did the last three years was not offer an alternative to health care. I’ve always felt that way. I think it’s absurd when I tell people that this isn’t what you should do, but I don’t have an alternative for you."

Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office released a new estimate that found health care under the ACA would cost Americans $5 billion less in 2014 than what was originally projected by the CBO.

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From 2015 to 2024, the cost of health care was projected to be $104 billion less than prior projections, claimed the CBO, noted USA Today.

Sources: ThinkProgress.org and USA Today.