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Aaron Schock talks health care in Quincy

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock was in Quincy Tuesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act.

Schock was joined by local business leaders, including representatives from Knapheide and Blessing Health System, that said they have been negatively impacted by Obamacare.

Schock said he's heard many stories from people saying they have lost their coverage or whose coverage costs have gone up. 

"This is not what I want to spend my time doing is listening to people complain about a problem that I can't solve because of a federal program that I didn't vote for that's ruining their health insurance," Schock said. "And it's frustrating, but it's a message and a story that's repeating all across America."

Schock said he feels confident the Senate can generate enough votes to pass legislation this week that would stop people from getting dropped from their insurance policies.

Democratic primary candidate and Quincy native Rob Mellon described Schock's comments as "divisive" and said Schock did not offer any new solutions.

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