Marco Rubio Sets Twitter Alight With A Long, Impassioned Rant About, You Guessed It, Obamacare
To say that presidential candidate Marco Rubio is displeased that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act would be an understatement. On Thursday, the high court issued a decision that protects affordable health coverage for millions of people currently covered under the law. The ruling in King v. Birdwell means that some 6.4 million people will continue to be eligible for federal subsidies to keep their insurance costs low, despite living in one of 34 states without a state-run healthcare exchange. The decision is a blow to Republicans who had been depending on the Court to rule the law unconstitutional, paving the way for a Republican-led Congress to replace President Obama's signature health care plan with... something.
Marco Rubio has been one of the leading voices against Obamacare. In 2013, the Florida Senator joined Ted Cruz and others in a last ditch effort to defund the Affordable Care Act before the state subsidies began. The fight over funding the health care initiative effort led to a government shutdown.
When Rubio announced his plan to run for President, he also announced his own plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Following the Court's decision, Rubio took to Twitter to express how off-base the court's decision was and his continued commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare with his plan.
Not to be outdone, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also expressed his disappointment in the court's ruling. Bush posted a statement on his campaign website vowing to repeal and replace the law:
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