MIAMI — If Democrats are going to take back the House, they're going to have to start here.
Almost two dozen interviews with voters this weekend from across GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo's sprawling district — which stretches from southwest Miami down all the way to Key West and out across the Everglades to the Gulf Coast — reveal a mix of opinions on his vote last week in favor of the House health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its impact on his reelection next year.But the voters with the most passionate responses were generally those who opposed the Republican plan and their representative's support for it.Read More
Shame on Congressman Neal Dunn for voting to deprive 63,000 citizens in his district of decent, affordable health care. His vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a RyanCare scheme is a cynical, cruel slap in the face of the working families of North Florida.Read More
Shame on Vern Buchanan. The Longboat Key Republican’s “yes” vote to repeal Obamacare on Thursday would take away health care for millions and give the very rich $900 billion in tax cuts. This is Robin Hood in reverse. It robs the poor to give to Vern’s friends.
Groups such as the AARP and the American Medical Association are opposed to the bill because they don’t think it offers the same protection Obamacare does for people with pre-existing conditions.Read More
There have been protests in Florida and elsewhere against Congress members who voted for the American Health Care Act on Thursday. Debbie King is a community organizer with Organize Florida. She’s helping to lead what’s called: “Emergency Protest No Trumpcare” Friday afternoon in Lakeland.Read More