Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today issued the following statement on the American Health Care Act:

"The House health care bill is a flawed piece of legislation produced by a hasty process and it shows: by leaving the core architecture of ObamaCare in place, it does very little to address the core problems of rising health insurance premiums and lack of consumer choice that have harmed so many Americans.  In fact, it very well may have caused insurance premiums to increase 15-20% over and above the anticipated ObamaCare increases over the next several years, which is unacceptable.

There was no reason to rush this bill through the House to begin with.  Congress should take its time and pass a good bill that actually repeals ObamaCare, puts a downward pressure on insurance premiums and expands competition in the marketplace.  Failure is not an option."