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News Friday, Jun 30 2017

TrumpCare is a disaster for Florida, but Putnam Still Silent

Jun 30, 2017

Following more and more evidence that TrumpCare is a disaster for Florida and Putnam’s continued silence, American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Florida needs a leader, and by failing to address the cruel TrumpCare bill that is a disaster for Floridians’ health and pocketbooks, Putnam has proven that he’s simply not cut out for the job.”

Palm Beach Post: Obamacare GOP Senate cure inflames Florida premiums by projected 69%

  • The Senate plan to fix Obamacare would raise premiums an average of 69 percent for more than 1 million Floridians, according to research that risks setting off all the wrong kind of fireworks for GOP lawmakers as they head home during a July 4 break.

  • The numbers portray even less of a picnic for older consumers. The Senate bill would raise Affordable Care Act marketplace premiums $6,910 a year for a 60-year-old making $50,000 in Palm Beach County, the Kaiser Family Foundation said. Increase: 135 percent.

  • The average monthly premium that Florida consumers pay on in 2020 would rise to $237 on a silver plan under the Senate bill, compared to $140 by leaving the Affordable Care Act intact.

  • It’s a double whammy for a 60-year-old making $20,000 a year. Premiums would more than double to $2,080, and the consumer would also lose by 2020 government help to cover co-pays and deductibles amounting to about $4,800 this year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  • Meanwhile, the pro-ACA group Center for American Progress projected 2.1 million Floridians will be left without health coverage in 2026 under the Senate bill compared to keeping the Affordable Care Act intact during that span. Those figures include 1.3 million on Medicaid and 817,500 in the individual market, the group said.

Published: Jun 30, 2017

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