Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks about why Floridians need the Affordable Care Act

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined with Organizing for America, a grassroots project of the Democratic National Committee, to speak against U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling on the health care reform legislation.

Last week, Vinson overturned the Affordable Care Act, a federal statue signed into law by Obama in 2010. The ACA provides a large amount of federal funds to Florida families and businesses for health care costs—just over $70 million last year.

In a press conference today, Wasserman Schultz, a promoter of the health care reform bill, believes the ACA plays a vital role and feels the potential repeal of ACA is a "clear example of judicial overreach."

Wasserman Schultz wants to ensure the ACA is “fully implemented.” The focus for the government should not be on re-litigating the health care law but instead on “creating jobs, growing the economy and making Americans more competitive." According to her, Republicans in congress are spending valuable time and money on trying to repeal in order to gain control of the health care market so insurance companies can once again take over.

The Organization for America is going to lead a state-wide push to make sure Floridians are able to become educated on how the OFA and the Obama administration are working together to benefit the community.

Without the ACA, Wasserman Schultz believes insurance companies will once again take over the health care market by increasing insurance prices, cutting off coverage unexpectedly and denying basic services like flu shots and mammograms.

“At the end of the day, if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, Floridians will lose—and lose big,” said Wasserman Schultz.

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