Advocates, Experts to Address Questions From Area Residents; Congressman Brian Mast Invited to Participate

WEST PALM BEACH — Polls consistently show health care is a major concern for Florida voters. After the failed attempt to repeal health care, Republicans in Congress have resorted to sabotage to weaken the system as a way to lower public support for the Affordable Care Act. As a result, Florida’s health care premiums will increase 16.9 percent in 2019, raising the cost for Florida families by $1,011, according to a report issued by the Center for American Progress.

Floridians for a Fair Shake, working in CD-18 to educate voters about the health care and tax votes of Congressman Brian Mast, is organizing a Health Care Community Town Hall for area voters featuring health care experts and advocates. Scheduled for Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Saturday, July 14, we have also invited Congressman Mast to participate, and are releasing the text of our invitation letter below:

Dear Congressman Mast:

As you know, health care is the defining issue in Florida right now. Florida’s health care premiums will increase 16.9 percent in 2019, increasing costs for the average Florida family by $1,011, according to the Center for American Progress. In addition, recent decisions by the Trump administration are likely to bring back exclusions for pre-existing conditions, making coverage for more than half of Floridians more expensive.

As such, we are writing to invite you to participate in a Community Town Hall on health care issues in the 18th Congressional District. Our group, Floridians for a Fair Shake, is sponsoring the event, which will feature a discussion of health care issues from health experts and advocates, as well as questions and comments from members of the community.

Our event is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 from 5pm to 7pm at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, located at 9221 SE Civic Center Place in Port St. Lucie. We hope you can join us.

For more information, contact Maria Torres-Lopez with Floridians for a Fair Shake. Thanks very much in advance, and we hope you can make it!


Maria Torres-Lopez, Floridians for a Fair Shake

We will update press shortly about our program agenda and speakers.

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Floridians for a Fair Shake advocates for an economy that works for everyone and ensuring access to affordable health care for all.