Florida Republicans still reluctant to back Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON - House leaders are still struggling to lock down support for the latest Obamacare replacement. Here's where Florida Republicans stand, as relayed to the Tampa Bay Times from their press offices.

 

Gus Bilirakis: Undecided.

 

Vern Buchanan: Undecided. "The bill continues to be a work in progress so Vern is going to wait until we see the final language. One thing is clear – we need to replace the ACA with a new approach that lowers premiums, gives people choice and drives down the cost of health care."

 

Carlos Curbelo: Undecided. “The Congressman is not going to be a part of this DC insider whip count game. He’s hearing out his constituents’ concerns, reviewing the implications of the policies on the table and working with several Senators to see if the legislation would be adequately improved in the Senate before a finished product returns to the House. Until those conversations are complete, he’s going to remain undecided.”

 

Ron DeSantis: Did not respond.

 

Mario Diaz-Balart: Undecided. Has "serious concerns."

 

Neal Dunn: Undecided.

 

Matt Gaetz: Yes. 

 

Brian Mast: Undecided.

 

Bill Posey: Did not respond.

 

Tom Rooney: Undecided.

 

Francis Rooney: Yes.

 

Dennis Ross: Undecided. “He is thoroughly reviewing the legislation, and any possible changes to it, before making a decision."

 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:  No.

 

John Rutherford: Did not respond.

 

Daniel Webster: No. (Here's why)

 

Ted Yoho: Yes.

 

For reference, here is where the lawmakers stood on the first bill, the one that never came up for a vote.

 

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