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Patrick Murphy on Health Care

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We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact

Q: Do you support or oppose ObamaCare as currently written?

Patrick Murphy: The Affordable Care Act was a huge step forward for our country and one of the crowning achievements of President Obama's time in office. I am proud to have his endorsement and I am proud to support the ACA. The ACA already provides healthcare to more than a million Floridians, makes prescription drugs more affordable for seniors, and prohibits insurance companies from charging women more just for being women. It also ensures Floridians with pre-existing conditions still receive the care they need. We can build on this progress by expanding Medicaid in Florida to cover 848,000 Floridians without health insurance. While there are of course improvements we can make to the ACA, the law has had a hugely positive impact on Florida and the country. We should work to build off its success and I will always oppose Republican attempts to tear it down.

Source: Vote411.org League of Women Voters: 2016 Florida Senate Race , Sep 19, 2016

Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits

The Health Care Reform bills signed into law by President Obama achieved some important and tangible goals:
  • If you have a pre-existing condition, you won't be denied coverage.
  • If you get sick, the insurance company won't be able to drop you.
  • Lifetime limits were eliminated.
  • More young people going to school will get coverage through their parent's plans.
  • New insurance plans must improve preventative care.
  • New plans must now implement an appeals process for coverage determinations and claims. By 2014, if we can protect this bill from being repealed, insurers won't be able to impose annual spending caps. The repeal of health care reform would be an extraordinary step backwards for patients and particularly the families and seniors of South Florida. Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that repealing the law would add another $210 billion dollars to the deficit.
    Source: 2012 House campaign website, murphyforcongress.us, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

    Opposes repealing ObamaCare.

    Murphy opposes the CC Voters Guide question on ObamaCare

    Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Repealing "Obamacare" that forces citizens to buy insurance or pay a tax"

    Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q5a on Oct 31, 2012

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