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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that it will proceed with implementation of Obamacare policies that will cause many American seniors enrolled in the popular Medicare Advantage program to lose access to their doctors and other health benefits:

"Today millions of U.S. seniors, including thousands in my own congressional district, are joining the ranks of those betrayed by the empty promises of the president's health care law.

"The result of this action represents another broken promise by the president and another breach of trust with the American people by the Democrats who run Washington.

"Last week, I and other House leaders called on President Obama and his Cabinet to develop a plan to help American seniors who, because of his health care law, are losing access to their doctors -- something he repeatedly promised would not happen.  With today's announcement, that promise has not just been broken, but shattered.  If the president won't work with us to repeal the law and replace it with better solutions, then at a minimum, he and his allies in Congress owe the American people a plan for dealing with the consequences of these destructive policies."