On the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, more Floridians are benefiting from it than ever before. More people in Florida have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year than in any other state, and over 3.5 million Floridians with pre-existing conditions are protected from getting kicked off their insurance plans. Yet Marco Rubio still wants to raise health care costs by repealing the ACA, and has refused to rule out a plan from his fellow Republicans to eliminate it if they take control of Congress.
“For 12 years, the Affordable Care Act has saved lives and made it possible for millions of Floridians – including those with pre-existing conditions – to get affordable health care. With Senate Republicans vowing to repeal the ACA, Rubio is once again on board with a disastrous agenda to make health care more expensive for hardworking people across our state,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
Marco Rubio even recently voted against legislation to lower the cost of health care for Florida families when he opposed the American Rescue Plan. The ARP’s health care provisions saved a typical Florida family of four nearly $2,000 a year and slashed deductibles for new enrollees by nearly 90%.