A Republican congressman who wants to send the Affordable Care Act to the showers brought out a small businessman to say the effects of the law are hurting his business. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) appeared at a Springfield body shop, whose owner says premiums are going up about 150 percent, according to his insurance agent, just to maintain the coverage he provides, though he did not say whether he had shopped around or looked on the Obamacare exchange. Tony Kulavic says he pays 85 percent of the premium for his 10 employees.
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“How is affordable health care affordable if you can't afford it?” Schock asks. “Since when in America is it the job of the federal government to tell its citizens what health insurance they should have for themselves?” Schock said the House plans to pass a bill Friday called the “Keep Your Health Care Plan Act,” which he said would fulfill the promises of President Obama and that people who like their current plan will be able to keep it.