Tags: Healthcare Reform | healthcare subsidies | President Donald Trump | Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen | Rep. Carlos Curbelo

2 Florida GOP Lawmakers Blast Plan to End Obamacare Subsidies

2 Florida GOP Lawmakers Blast Plan to End Obamacare Subsidies
(Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 13 October 2017 06:12 PM

Two GOP lawmakers whose Florida districts have more than 188,000 Obamacare enrollees blasted President Donald Trump for ending subsidies to insurers in the program — saying the aid is "critical" to their low-income constituents.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who's retiring next year, tweeted her displeasure at Trump's healthcare decision.

"POTUS promised more access, affordable coverage," Ros-Lehtinen tweeted. "This does opposite."

Ros-Lehtinen's Miami-based district has 96,300 Obamacare enrollees, the highest of any congressional district in the country, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Miami Herald reported.

Another Miami Republican, Rep. Carlos Curbelo — whose district has 92,500 people enrolled in Obamacare, tweeted the subsidies are "critical" to poorer Americans.

Ros-Lehtinen was one of 20 Republicans who voted against the GOP's attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare in May, the Herald reported. Curbelo — who's up for re-election in a district that voted in favor of Hillary Clinton — voted in favor as did the third Miami Republican in Congress, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, the Herald reported.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Two GOP lawmakers whose Florida districts have more than 188,000 Obamacare enrollees blasted President Donald Trump for ending subsidies to insurers in the program — saying the aid is "critical" to their low-income constituents.
healthcare subsidies, President Donald Trump, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Carlos Curbelo
211
2017-12-13
Friday, 13 October 2017 06:12 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved