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Republicans’ New Plan To Rip Away Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions Is Straight Out Of Marco Rubio’s Playbook

On Monday, Marco Rubio’s colleague Senator Ron Johnson revealed that Republicans will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they take control of Congress. While stripping away protections for pre-existing conditions and other cost controls would cause Floridians’ health care costs to spike, Rubio has yet to rule out another attempt to repeal the ACA. 

“Marco Rubio has spent over a decade working to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip away protections for pre-existing conditions from Americans who need it. Now his colleague is confirming that Senate Republicans will not only try to raise taxes on working families and seniors, they’ll send health care costs skyrocketing as soon as they get the chance. Floridians won’t stand for more attacks on their health care, or a self-serving politician like Marco Rubio who’s too weak to disavow this latest threat to the ACA,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox. 

The GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be particularly devastating in Florida, where more people enroll in ACA plans than anywhere else in the country. Repealing the ACA could make it harder for some of the most vulnerable Americans, including those with diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, to afford insurance. 

Marco Rubio has spent nearly his entire career in the Senate vowing to repeal and working to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Weeks into his first term in the Senate he introduced legislation to repeal the ACA. Rubio said he opposed any effort to improve the law, campaigned for president on a pledge to repeal it as one of his first acts, helped shutdown the government to undermine the ACA, and voted multiple times for bills to repeal it in 2017. 

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