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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

District Town Hall on the Affordable Care Act

February 21, 2017
In The News

Families across Florida’s 9th District are concerned about their health care, and how Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) will affect them.  This past Saturday, Congressman Soto took the initiative to listen to their concerns and brief them on what he is doing to help.

The town hall begins with Darren explaining the recent history of healthcare in our nation and how the ACA is helping millions of Floridians.



People who have benefitted from the ACA, including a Valencia College student, a local nurse, and the Government Affairs Director of the FL Hospital’s Central Division told their stories. 



Darren then promised to do everything he can to protect Medicare, and to help people get preventive care to keep them healthy.



Constituents also had questions and concerns about premiums increasing.



Congressman Soto explained that a broad group of people from across the political spectrum understand that repealing Obamacare without replacement would be a big setback for Central Florida, and all of the United States.



The influx of ideas and questions from constituents made this a dynamic event that elevated the voices of Central Floridians. Congressman Soto now plans to bring back these concerns to the Capitol.  While we’re all uncertain about what will happen next, Congressman Soto and his team are determined to fight for the people who told their stories, and everyone in District 9 who depends on the Affordable Care Act.