On Thursday, Orlando Businessman and Gubernatorial Candidate Chris King, blasted the American Health Care Act following a report from the Congressional Budget Office and used it’s interpreted findings to jab Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Putnam.
“The only thing as reckless and disappointing as the 800 percent premium increases Florida seniors will face under Trumpcare, is Rick Scott and Adam Putnam’s silence on the issue.” says King “Between these premium hikes, the age tax, and long-term care cuts, one-party rule in Washington is waging an outright attack on Florida seniors, and one-party rule in Tallahassee refuses to do anything about it.”
King is currently running in a three way Democratic primary against former Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. The Obamacare replacement has been slammed by Democrats across the board since it’s inception. The debate over how AHCA would effect premiums have differed with the majority of interpretations reading that seniors would have to pay more, while some younger patients could see their premiums decline. Republicans argue that the new plan would reduce the deficit by $119 billion.
“The need to break the status quo and for new leadership has never been more clear.” concludes King.