One month ago, on June 7, the Trump administration announced their belief that protections for pre-existing are unconstitutional, and that they would not defend a lawsuit attacking pre-existing conditions protections brought by Florida and other states. One month later, Rick Scott has still not condemned Trump’s attacks on pre-existing conditions.
Under Scott’s leadership, the state of Florida joined as a party in a lawsuit to gut key provisions from the Affordable Care Act, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Additionally, Scott bragged about crafting the GOP’s recent health care bill that would slash coverage for people with pre-existing conditions (while giving himself a tax break).
According to recent estimates, over seven million Floridians have pre-existing conditions.
Florida Democratic Party Spokesman Nate Evans:
“One month later, despite self-serving Scott’s recent empty rhetoric, the fact remains that he has neither called on his own Attorney General or his ally Trump to stop their onslaught on pre-existing conditions. This is a stark reminder that Rick Scott is a bad governor because he cares far more about himself and his political agenda than Floridians and their access to quality and affordable healthcare.”