Is DeSantisCare Right For You?

DeSantisCare is a unique, DC-based health care plan developed by Freedom Caucus co-founder Ron DeSantis that is now making an aggressive play to take over the Florida market. DeSantisCare is years in the making. In Fox News green rooms and late-night Freedom Caucus meetings, DeSantis has been working to develop the perfect plan to raise Floridians’ health care costs, take away their coverage, gut protections for pre-existing conditions, and lower seniors’ standard of living.

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Is DeSantis Care Right For You?

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Are you looking to pay more for your health care? Or lose it altogether? Are you a senior who is tired of having guaranteed Medicare benefits? Are you against protections for pre-existing conditions? Do you love Rick Scott’s decision to deny health care coverage to 800,000 Floridians?

Then DeSantisCare might be right for you.

DeSantisCare is a unique, DC-based health care plan developed by Freedom Caucus co-founder Ron DeSantis that is now making an aggressive play to take over the Florida market. DeSantisCare is years in the making. In Fox News green rooms and late-night Freedom Caucus meetings, DeSantis has been working to develop the perfect plan to raise Floridians’ health care costs, take away their coverage, gut protections for pre-existing conditions, and lower seniors’ standard of living.

DeSantisCare means:

  • Refusing Medicaid expansion and denying health care coverage to 800,000 Floridians

  • Gutting protections for pre-existing conditions

  • Turning Medicare into a voucher program

  • Raising health care costs for all Floridians

After years of development — and assistance from Rick Scott and Donald Trump — DeSantisCare enrollment could open this fall.

Read below to see if DeSantisCare is right for you:

Covering Your Pre-Existing Conditions

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Do you have a pre-existing condition? Have you had cancer in the past ten years? Or diabetes? Are you pregnant?

Under DeSantisCare, get ready to pay astronomic prices — and even lose your coverage altogether.

Don’t worry — this isn’t another election-year promise or trumped up sales pitch. When DeSantis promises to raise costs for Floridians with pre-existing conditions, he means it. For years, DeSantis has fought to gut protections for Floridians with pre-existing conditions. Last year, DeSantis initially withheld support from the American Health Care Act — which would have taken away health care from 24 million people — because he didn’t think it went far enough. DeSantis only voted for the bill after joining with the far-right Freedom Caucus to push for changes to allow insurers to charge more for people with pre-existing conditions.

DeSantisCare would also make sure that Floridians with pre-existing conditions are left with meaningless coverage, no coverage or staggering health care costs and debt. DeSantis has consistently opposed the Affordable Care Act’s “essential health benefits” — which ensure that insurance companies cannot sell junk plans or discriminate based on pre-existing conditions. Last summer, DeSantis supported the Cruz Amendment, which would have gutted essential health benefits, “undermine[d] protections for those with preexisting conditions,” and lead to “widespread terminations in coverage,” according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

DeSantisCare for Seniors

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Are you a senior who relies on Medicare? Under DeSantisCare, get ready to lose that coverage.

Ron DeSantis’ plan for seniors is clear. He wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system — ending the promise of guaranteed benefits for seniors and raising the risk of catastrophic out-of-pocket medical expenses. And DeSantisCare won’t just jack up seniors health care costs — it’ll also lower their quality of life. DeSantis has a long record of slashing benefits seniors have worked their whole lives for. In Congress, he voted to raise the retirement age to 70, increase the Medicare age to 67, and supported chained CPI — which would result in Florida seniors receiving  thousands less in benefits each year.

Don’t believe us? Just check out this testimonial video about DeSantisCare’s plan for seniors from the Adam Putnam gubernatorial campaign.

Paying for DeSantisCare

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Want to pay more for less? DeSantisCare has you covered.

One of DeSantisCare’s pillars is forcing Floridians to pay more for health care. When Donald Trump decided to end cost sharing subsidies for health care, he immediately raised rates by as much as 44 percent for families, DeSantis supported the decision. But that was no surprise: DeSantis has a long record of trying to make health care more expensive. In 2013, DeSantis cosponsored legislation to end cost sharing — which plays an important role in controlling health care costs. As a DC-based plan, DeSantisCare is deeply plugged into the Trump administration’s efforts to keep raising health care costs for Floridians.

 

Locations Near You

Under DeSantisCare, your health care will likely become unaffordable — if you don’t lose it altogether. So what should you do? Where would you go to get your care? Three words: the emergency room.

Ron DeSantis is a firm believer that the best place to receive medical coverage is the ER. When asked what a person should do if they don’t have health insurance, DeSantis said in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett in 2017 that the uninsured should just “show up to the emergency room.” When asked what patients with cancer should do — DeSantis changed the subject.

Meet The Team Behind DeSantisCare

Meet Rick Scott, The Man Behind DeSantisCare
DeSantisCare is based off of years of Ron DeSantis’ votes in Washington, D.C. — but it is also inspired by one man: Rick Scott.

Ron DeSantis has fully embraced Scott’s decision to deny health care to 800,000 Floridians. Why? Because Ron DeSantis believes “there’s really no discernable difference” between having Medicaid and being uninsured. DeSantisCare would essentially lock in Scott’s legacy on health care, which includes the third-highest uninsured rate of any state – one-in-five adults lack health care. The state ranks just 48th nationally in health care performance.

Out-of-State Billionaire Donors
There’s not many people who benefit from DeSantisCare. So who is it really for? Ron DeSantis’ wealthy out-of-state donors — who have long backed DeSantisCare. Don’t believe us? Just ask DeSantis — who has repeatedly said said savings from Obamacare repeal should be “sufficient to then be able to lower the top [individual tax] rate” – or, put simply, cut taxes for the rich.

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