Marco Rubio video “celebrates” ACA anniversary

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Anniversaries are usually happy occasions, says U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but not when it comes to Affordable Care Act.

Rubio released a video message Sunday marking Obamacare’s fourth anniversary since its passage through Congress, noting how the “failed” health care legislation is having an “adverse effect on millions of Americans.”

The Florida Senator pointed out the Obama administration’s excessive delays to implement various components, using that as “proof” the law needs to be repealed and replaced.

 According to Rubio, individuals can “no longer continue to see the doctors they’ve been seeing for a long time,” since they have “lost insurance they are happy with.”

“That’s why we cannot give up on our efforts,” Rubio says, “not just to completely repeal ObamaCare, but to replace it with real market-based solutions that allow every single American to have the ability to buy affordable health insurance that meets their needs, and to buy it from any company in America that will sell it to them.

“We’re going to have a chance to achieve that soon. We cannot give up.”

In the past, the Senator has suggested “simple, common sense” actions, such as allowing individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines, small businesses to develop associations for purchasing group health plans and offering individuals the same tax breaks provided to businesses.

Rubio’s full remarks are available on YouTube. 

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