Many Americans saved $800 per person last year because of American Rescue Plan affordability measures – no thanks to a single Florida Republican in Congress
Ahead of tomorrow’s anniversary of President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law, new data shows that 2.7 million people in Florida are now seeing reduced health care costs – no thanks to every single Republican member of Florida’s congressional delegation, which unanimously voted against the relief law.
This news comes as Republicans have doubled down on their promise to deliver an agenda of hiking taxes and raising health insurance premiums if they take power in November. On Monday, Republican Senator Ron Johnson confirmed that some Republicans still want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That would mean that 100 million Americans with preexisting conditions would lose insurance protections, Americans with private insurance could see their premiums skyrocket, 21 million Americans would lose their insurance, and more. Meanwhile, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott’s agenda would raise taxes on 40.5% of Floridians.
“By saving 2.7 million Floridians an average of $800 in healthcare costs over the last year, the American Rescue Plan put money directly in the pockets of a staggering number of people who desperately needed the help. But while seniors and working families in Florida were reaping the economic benefits of President Biden’s agenda, Florida Republicans have been plotting tax hikes and raised premiums that directly target the most vulnerable people in the state if they regain control of Congress,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Travis Reuther.