June 28, 2018

Florida’s Attorney General Joins lawsuit

Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general has announced that Florida will join 19 other state in a suit brought in Federal court seeking to end certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Specifically the plaintiffs argue that the prohibition against insurance companies insure those with preexisting conditions is unconstitutional. If they are successful, insurance companies would once again be able to deny people coverage based on there health conditions leaving around 8 million Floridians without health insurance. Governor Rick Scott who is running to replace Bill Nelson as one of Florida’s senators supports Bondi’s position saying ” those with preexisting conditions should have access to healthcare but we must reward those who live a healthy lifestyle”. When Scott’s office as asked to clarify what he meant by “healthcare”, they declined to do so.