WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Today, Congressional Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a political stunt pandering to special interests that distracts from the need for immediate action to strengthen the middle class and create jobs.
“Today, Washington Republicans wasted time American workers don’t have,” said Lois Frankel, a candidate for Congress for Florida’s 22nd district.
Adam Hasner is a strong cheerleader for Washington Republicans’ misguided agenda. Last year, The Florida Independent reported that at a conservative conference in Washington, D.C. “Hasner also called for the repeal of ‘ObamaCare,’ saying it is a $1 trillion ‘nightmare that will make our health care system worse, not better.’ ”
“South Florida families know exactly what to expect from Adam Hasner: more political games to protect insurance companies instead of strong action to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. They know he’ll put partisan point scoring and protection of insurance company profits ahead of Florida jobs.”
“Our leaders need to be focused like a laser on improving the economy, instead of trying to deny health care to 3,240,000 Floridians with pre-existing conditions, deny health care to 157,000 young Floridians, and make seniors pay more for prescription drugs,” said Frankel.
“This is exactly what’s wrong with Washington these days. Middle class families are worrying about kitchen table concerns like paying for gas, groceries, sending their kids to college, and saving for retirement, while Republicans like Adam Hasner want a replay of partisan inside-the- beltway politics instead of solving problems.”
Adam Hasner Seeks Repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Adam Hasner called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act at the August 14, 2011 RedState Gathering in Washington, D.C. A video of Hasner’s speech is available on the Redstate.com blog. http://www.redstate.com/erick/ 2011/08/14/adam-hasner-at-the-
One in Five Floridians is at Risk of Denial of Coverage. Approximately 3,240,000 Floridians under the age of 65 have a pre-existing condition that, absent reform, could lead to a denial of coverage by an insurance company. This means that, without health reform, more than one in five non-elderly Floridians (22.1 percent) is at risk of being denied coverage. [Florida: Health Reform: A Closer Look. Families USA: 2010 http://www.policyarchive.org/
ACA Has Insured Over 157,000 Young Floridians. “The law has helped more than 157,000 young Floridians get health insurance. In the past, young people often lost coverage when they graduated from high school or college, and many remained uninsured, running the risk that a sudden illness or car accident would plunge them into bankruptcy. Now, under the law, many of these young people can stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26, giving them and their families much needed peace of mind.” [Orlando Sentinel, 3/23/12]
Seniors Saved Average of $600 After ACA Closed Doughnut Hole. “Seniors are also saving on their prescription drugs. Last year, more than 238,000 Florida Medicare beneficiaries saved an average of nearly $600 each on their medications thanks to new discounts for those in the coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole.” [Orlando Sentinel, 3/23/12]