A major issue heading into the election is reforming healthcare, and Congressman Ron DeSantis released his proposal for a plan he believes will reinvigorate the sunshine state’s healthcare system and set it on the right path.
Shortly before the last gubernatorial debate on Wednesday against his opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Congressman DeSantis released his proposal.
In the proposal, DeSantis expresses that he “believes that no person should be denied access to medical care based on the existence of a pre-existing condition.”
The proposal also explains that “Floridians have more choices in picking out their cell phone plans than their health insurance plans. Every day in the grocery store, we make decisions about what we want to buy, weighing price, necessity, and quality, and deciding what’s right for us. But, when it comes to something as important as health care, we have fewer choices and less information.”
In the two debates, both Congressman DeSantis and Mayor Gillum sparred over health care.
DeSantis opposes Medicaid expansion and has blasted Mayor Gillum for wanting to expand Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act. Gillum also supports “Medicare for all,” which is a single-payer system spearheaded by Senator Bernie Sanders, who endorsed Gillum for Governor and has campaigned alongside him in the sunshine state.
In terms of the Affordable Care Act, the Congressman’s proposal notes that “should Congress repeal the [ACA] law, Ron DeSantis will work to ensure hard-to-insure Floridians with significant health needs have access to coverage by creating a more diverse, robust insurance market that will enable and encourage Floridians to buy insurance before they get sick.”
In addition, Congressman DeSantis will be joined by President Donald Trump in a rally on Halloween night, so they’re expected to touch on the subject of healthcare and expand on the work being done to reform the system.