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Three years after McCain’s “Thumbs Down” Vote, Trump is Still Threatening the ACA

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On this day three years ago, Senator John McCain voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, temporarily saving the landmark legislation responsible for providing affordable health care for millions of Floridians. After failing in Congress, Donald Trump turned to the courts to continue his relentless push to repeal the ACA with no replacement plan.

If Trump succeeds in overturning the ACA, Floridians across the board would suffer the consequences -- 3.5 million Floridians with pre-existing conditions could lose access to care and see massive price increases, nearly 2 million Floridians enrolled in the ACA marketplace could be in jeopardy of losing their coverage, and seniors could be forced to pay more for prescription drugs as the Medicare ‘donut hole’ would reopen.

Florida Democratic Party Director Terrie Rizzo released the following statement:

“Millions of Floridians are at risk of losing their healthcare because of Donald Trump’s continued attacks on the Affordable Care Act. Today we’re reminded of what’s at stake in this election -- our health care. Donald Trump’s efforts to dismantle our health care in the midst of a pandemic, without so much as a whisper of a plan to replace the ACA, is cruel and senseless.

“Luckily, we have an opportunity to vote for someone in November we can trust with our health care. Joe Biden not only helped pass the ACA ten years ago, but has a plan to strengthen this legislation to make health care more affordable and accessible for Floridians.”