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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Special Report

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss the impending government shutdown, the possibility of a Saudi-Israeli normalization deal, and the indictment of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). See below for highlights and watch the full...

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ICYMI: Rubio Joins The Aaron Renn Show

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined The Aaron Renn Show to discuss Rubio’s Labor Day report on working (and non-working) men. See below for highlights and listen to the full interview here. On protecting American jobs and interests: “We made a series of economic...

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ICYMI: Rubio Debates Coons on China, Environment

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) debated Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) on China, global leadership, and environmental policy at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senate Project at George Washington University. “We have to shape a future that recognizes...

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As Sebelius Visits Miami & Orlando, Rubio Presses For Answers On ObamaCare Bailouts & Medicare Cuts To Seniors

Feb 15, 2014 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. As Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits Miami today and Orlando on Monday, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) pressed for answers regarding the potential taxpayer-funded bailout of health insurance companies and looming Medicare Advantage cuts to current beneficiaries, both as a result of ObamaCare.

Rubio is the lead sponsor of S.1726, The ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act, a bill to repeal section 1342 of ObamaCare, which allows for taxpayer-funded bailouts of health insurance companies to cover their losses. And next Friday, HHS is expected to announce its new rates for Medicare Advantage, with seniors facing a potential double digit benefit cut to the program starting this fall.

“Secretary Sebelius should not expect to leave Florida without addressing the potential for a taxpayer-funded bailout under ObamaCare and anticipated Medicare Advantage cuts for over a million Florida seniors,” said Rubio. “Secretary Sebelius should explain why she believes ObamaCare is so great that it’s worth bailing out insurance companies to save it and cutting existing benefits under Medicare Advantage to fund it.

“Rather than wait for next Friday afternoon’s predictable bad news dump, Secretary Sebelius should be up front with Florida’s seniors about what awaits them this fall: higher out-of-pocket costs, limited doctor choices and scaled back benefits,” added Rubio.