No matter which version of the bill Senate Republicans, including Senator Rubio, are scheming to pass, the end product will strip health care from millions of Floridians. Instead of answering to the people who elected him, Senator Rubio is expected to vote on repeal bill that would cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance and cause premiums to skyrocket.
“Senator Rubio’s and his Republican colleagues’ commitment to repeal the Affordable Care Act is dangerous. It would throw millions of Americans off their health care coverage and fracture local economies. In Florida alone, as many as 181,000 people could lose their jobs and 2,230,000 Floridians could lose healthcare coverage by repealing the Affordable Care Act. Any kind of repeal will be devastating to Florida’s families,” said DNC spokesperson Francisco Pelayo.
If the ACA is repealed, 2,230,000 Floridians could lose coverage. According to the Joint Economic Committee, if Senate Republicans vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement plan 2,230,000 Floridians would lose their health care. [Joint Economic Committee. 7/26/17]
If the ACA is repealed, 181,000 Floridians could lose their jobs. State economies will shed jobs and take a hit to economic growth, 181,000 Floridians could lose their jobs across the health care, construction, retail, and financial industries. [Joint Economic Committee. 7/26/17]