A day after the feds told Florida it's not too late to expand Medicaid, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio issued a statement of his own.
His message: It's not too late to stop ObamaCare.
"This September, Congress will have to pass another short term spending bill to fund the federal government," Rubio wrote in a piece posted on FoxNews.com on Thursday. "We should pass one that keeps the government open, but doesn’t waste any more money on ObamaCare... ObamaCare might be old news in Washington, but for millions of middle class Americans, it is just beginning. It is time to admit that ObamaCare isn’t going to work, decide not to waste a single cent more on it, and replace it with market-based reforms that will give people more health insurance choices and options."
Rubio gave a shout-out to Miami's Calle Ocho in the piece.
"Miami’s famed Calle Ocho is lined with small grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, beauty salons and small auto shops, among many other small businesses..." he wrote. "Many of them are too small to trigger the employer mandate, but their owners and their workers still have to deal with the individual mandate, which forces people to buy insurance on expensive state level exchanges. Because of ObamaCare, many of them will now have a new expense and it could be enough to put them out of business or force a downsizing."