Schock visits Quincy to discuss healthcare

U.S. Representative Aaron Schock made a stop at ETC ComputerLand in Quincy Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. Representative Aaron Schock is looking for change in healthcare. The Peoria Republican made a stop at ETC ComputerLand in Quincy Tuesday afternoon.

Schock discussed the negative impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers. He also called the federal government's health care website an 'unmitigated disaster', citing the fact that $634 million has been spent on the site.

Representatives from Knapheide, Blessing Hospital and ComputerLand presented as well.

Rep. Schock's biggest focus was the upcoming vote on H.R. 3350, which he says is a step toward enacting change in healthcare flaws.

"The federal government is forcing insurance companies to stop providing healthcare coverage that you and I might want to buy. What the legislation does is say that healthcare plans today do not have to comply with the ACA mandates. So if you like healthcare coverage that you've got now, you can keep buying it. Period," Schock said.

The House will vote on H.R. 3350 on Friday.

Meanwhile, Quincy-native and Democrat Rob Mellon gave KHQA his take on healthcare as well. He says instead of discarding the idea of nationwide healthcare or de-funding it, he would look for ways to fix the current problems. To hear from Schock and Mellon, click the above icon.

Mellon announced his candidacy for 18th District Representative last week.