Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) has cemented himself as a frontrunner in the race for the Democratic nomination. However, as the future of the Affordable Care Act hangs on the balance of who wins the next presidential election, the conversation in South Florida has shifted to healthcare and what the best move forward would be for the sunshine state.
At the end of last year, Democrats and Republicans fought over presenting a viable healthcare solution for the American people.
Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) admitted that the ACA presented problem, arguing that “people can’t get appointments with their doctors, and when they do, their premiums are so high, their copayments are so high, their deductibles are so high, that they can’t afford it.” Instead, she says, “many people just wait, and then it’s too late.”
As President Trump looks to visit Florida, Democrats are now slamming the President with a new campaign titled “Fight for Health Care Tour,” slamming Trump for his health care agenda.
In billboard found on I-4, they argue that in “Trump’s America: the rich get richer” and “the sick get sicker.”
The executive director of Florida’s Democratic Party, Juan Peñalosa, released a statement regarding the billboards, stating that “Trump is not working for people struggling to pay their medical bills, he’s working for big corporations trying to increase their profits.”
He warned that “we can’t afford another four years of a president who prioritizes corporate interests over people with pre-existing conditions.”
As the battle regarding healthcare continues, President Trump is sure to comment on the matter as he looks to retain the state that he won in 2016.