After announcing her retirement, one GOP congresswomen is torching the GOP health care plan.
By Jen Hayden May 04, 2017
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) recently made a surprise announcement that she will be retiring, not seeking re-election in 2018. Perhaps that has freed her up to speak the truth about the impending disaster of a massive tax cut for the wealthy, stealthily disguised as a health care plan , because today she issued a statement saying she intends to vote against the Trumpcare AHCA bill. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen plainly says this bill “fails to prove for the needs of my constituents” and has the “potential to severely harm the health and lives of people in South Florida.” Read her statement and see why she isn’t just a no, she’s a HELL NO:
“Despite amendments and changes, the AHCA still fails to provide for the needs of my constituents. I will not support a bill that has the potential to severely harm the health and lives of people in South Florida and therefore I remain steadfast in my commitment to vote NO on the AHCA. The recent addition of further funds to high risk pools continues to be inadequate and fails to cover those who need it most. If enacted, the older and poorer South Floridians will be worse off and will find it more difficult to obtain quality healthcare. My constituents should not have to take a step backward in their ability to obtain treatment for any illness and thus, I will vote NO.”
Too bad her colleagues are caving right and left, ignoring the will and the needs of their constituents. The midterm elections take place on November 6, 2018. We have 551 days to get these bums out of Congress and restore our health care protections.