My COVID-19 test

Image by Shafin Al Asad Protic  My COVID-19 test by Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dems Secretary I have been extremely careful during the past four months, most social activities via Zoom, order ahead and pick up groceries, social distancing when I have seen people but when I found out that a friend was positive I…

Health Care: Just One Vote

Image Credits : Tomasz Kobosz at freeimages.comImage Credit URL: www.freeimages.com/photo/usg-1-1526902 Submitted by: Linda Porterfield Health Care: Just One Vote “I’ve made an iron clad pledge to American families that we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”(Donald Trump, State of the Union Address, February 4th, 2020) During the State of Union address in 2020, Donald…

Joe Biden’s vision for health care

by Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, with Vice President Biden standing by his side. Because of Obamacare, over 100 million people no longer worry that an insurance company will deny coverage or charge higher premiums just because they have a pre-existing condition – whether cancer or…

Mary Mayhew Will Cause Mayhem to Florida’s Health Care System

With the Florida Senate confirming Governor DeSantis’s disastrous pick for the head of HCA, Florida Republicans have joined Governor DeSantis in promoting partisanship over the health of Florida’s families. In response to the alarming news that ‘Mary Mayhem’ was confirmed, Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement: “Mary Mayhew will…

Help Florida Expand Medicaid

You can help expand Medicaid in Florida and cover more low-income Floridians. Our Party is part of a grassroots efforts to put the question of Medicaid Expansion on the 2020 ballot. But we need your signature on the ballot petition.​ Download the Medicaid Amendment PDF. VERY IMPORTANT:  Print out the two pages back-to-back. Fill in your…

Florida Must Expand Medicaid Eligibility

A group called “Florida Decides Healthcare, Inc.,” is leading the initiative to expand Medicaid in Florida through a proposed Constitutional Amendment. Please stop by the Charlotte County Democratic Party’s office and sign their petition. If enough signatures are received, Medicaid expansion as a Constitutional Amendment will appear on the November 2020 ballot. Republicans—who have controlled…

Charlotte Co. Residents among Floridians Signing Letter Telling Scott To Stand Up To Attacks On Pre-Existing Conditions

Scott bragged about crafting the GOP’s recent health care bill that would slash coverage for people with pre-existing conditions (while giving himself a tax break). As Rick Scott heads to D.C. to hobnob with donors, Floridians from 38 counties across the state signed a letter calling on him to demand Donald Trump stop his attacks on protections for pre-existing conditions.…

Yet Again, Rick Scott Won’t Stand Up to Trump to Protect Healthcare for Millions of Floridians With Pre-Existing Conditions

Yet again, Rick Scott refused to stand up for Floridians’ access to quality and affordable healthcare coverage after the Trump Administration recently launched an effort to strip protections for those with pre-existing conditions. According to recent estimates, over seven million Floridians have pre-existing conditions. According to Florida Politics, when asked on Wednesday about the Trump Administration’s decision to no longer…