Sunshine State News: After Supreme Court Decision, Bill Nelson and Connie Mack Spar Over Health Care
With the Supreme Court deciding on Thursday to uphold most of the federal health-care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010, the issue moves to the center stage of the close battle in Florida as Democrat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson looks to win a third term.
Nelson, who voted for the health-care law back in 2010, doubled down on his support of it on Thursday after the court ruled to uphold it.
“A lot of us feel the health-care law wasn’t perfect,” Nelson said. “But it was needed. Our system was broken and we had to do something. Insurance companies were refusing to cover people or dropping those who got sick. So, we passed legislation to prevent insurers from running roughshod over people. And today, the Supreme Court upheld most of these reforms. Now, I think it’s time we finish the job of fixing our economy and creating more jobs.”