KEYES: A few of the folks that I spoke with wanted to see Obamacare repealed as you called for, but are worried that something on the order of 300,000 Floridians have gotten insurance through it. Is that something that’s going to factor into your vote if you get to Washington? The fact that there are somewhere around 300,000 Floridians who have already gotten insurance through Obamacare.Nice non-answer there. Keyes also spoke with some of the attendees of the meeting, including two who had already voted for Jolly, who were just a little bit horrified when they found out what they had endorsed.
JOLLY: We are better off without Obamacare. You may have heard the woman in there, who lost three doctors, I believe she said. We’ve seen premiums go up. [...]
KEYES: Do you think folks who have gotten insurance through the exchanges, is it fair to say they would be better off?
JOLLY: I think we can address affordable care, we can address pre-existing conditions through truly less-government solutions, not through Obamacare.
Terry O’Reilly, who said her age was “probably 87,” shook her head and said, “I don’t like that. I would prefer if there was safety for people less fortunate than I am. Obamacare is a heck of a lot better than nothing.” Her friend, Carmen Sagnella, agreed. “I would have a good discussion with him about that,” she told ThinkProgress.Note to Democratic candidates: make sure your constituents know that your opponent wants to take away the health insurance their friends and neighbors and family just got. Because it will make a difference.