CRIST OPPOSES REPEALING HEALTHCARE PROTECTIONS, RAISING SENIORS' COSTS
Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), a staunch supporter of the Affordable Care Act, voiced his strong opposition to the Republican's repeal bill. This plan would result in over 10 million Americans losing their coverage, the removal of key protections for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, and higher premiums, deductibles, and copays for working families and older Americans.
"The plan Republicans have put forward falls far short of current law – driving up health care costs, stripping away important protections, and leaving millions without coverage," said Crist. "Even more troubling, it slashes Medicaid, a program that 70 million Americans depend on, hurting those most in need of coverage – seniors and long-term care recipients.
"We can and should work in a bipartisan fashion to improve the Affordable Care Act, so it works better for all Americans. This proposal would just make things worse for the middle class, cutting taxes for the rich at the expense of seniors and working families."