WASHINGTON - Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday joined the universal Democratic opposition to the latest Obamacare repeal bill, arguing the current law should be fixed.
“The latest Republican attempt to kill the health care law eliminates health insurance for 30 million and ends Medicaid as we know it.,” Nelson wrote on Twitter. “It’s a bad bill. We need to fix the current law instead.”
An official analysis of the Graham-Cassidy bill has not been done but experts widely agree it would cut coverage for millions of people. Florida would lose $7.5 billion in federal funding under the legislation 2020-2026, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is an expected yes vote on the bill, though he said this week he wants to study the Florida impact.