The rub to Marco Rubio’s five years in the Senate is that he doesn’t have a single major accomplishment to tout. Immigration reform was supposed to be his tour de force, but ask Ted Cruz and Bob Vander Plaats how that turned out.
So Rubio is stuck hoping people look past facts to sell his Affordable Care Act “bailout,” something the LA Times called “the most cynical attack” against the ACA because the risk corridors that Rubio is going after protect patients more than insurance companies.
As most of the reporters who have looked into his misleading claims have concluded, Rubio managed to take away affordable healthcare from some patients through state co-ops but hasn’t saved taxpayers any money.
Here’s how Rubio’s ploy is playing out:
PolitiFact:“Mostly False”: Rubio says he prevented a $2.5 billion taxpayer bailout for Obamacare
Mother Jones: No, Marco Rubio Has Not “Killed” Obamacare
Bloomberg: Marco Rubio Didn’t ‘Kill’ Obamacare, But Here’s How He Undermined It
Huffington Post: Rubio’s Boast Of Stopping Obamacare ‘Bailout’ Omits Some Crucial Facts
LA Times Column: No, Marco Rubio didn’t score a blow against Obamacare — he merely hurt patients
News Talk Florida: Did Marco Rubio Kill Obamacare?
Published: Dec 10, 2015