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Democratic Senate Candidate Visits South Florida Clinic for Uninsured, Underserved

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Debbie Mucarsel-Powell visited Caridad Center, a health care clinic in Boynton Beach, to spotlight the fight to increase access to quality and affordable health care in Florida. Caridad Center is the largest free healthcare clinic in Florida and one the largest in the entire nation.

The Democrat said she is fighting to protect and expand affordable health care, Social Security, and Medicare from “extremists” like Republican Senator Rick Scott. She also said Rick Scott “wrote the plan to put these critical programs on the chopping block,” leaving thousands of Florida families uninsured.

“Florida deserves so much better than a Senator who wrote the plan to raise taxes on the middle class and put Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block,” said Democratic candidate Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

She said Senator Rick Scott single-handedly wrote the plan to sunset Social Security and Medicare, warning Florida seniors that he will push for it again if re-elected in November. As a contrast, the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare hailed Mucarsel-Powell as “A Champion For Florida’s Seniors” earlier this year.

“Rick Scott has increased his personal wealth by over $100 million while in office – all while ripping away access to affordable health care and slashing the benefits our seniors have worked their entire lives for. Self-serving Scott is lying to Florida’s hardworking seniors and promising to protect the exact programs he’s tried to destroy during his time in the Senate – That’s exactly why I’m excited to stand with Florida’s seniors as we fight to retire Rick self-serving Scott in November.”

After Rick Scott also announced he will run for Senate Republican Leader, the Democrat added the Florida U.S. Senate race could now decide not only who is in the majority, but also who is Majority Leader.

Caridad offers comprehensive medical, vision, and dental care for the uninsured and underserved children and families of Palm Beach County with more than 700 doctors, dentists, nurses, dental hygienists, as well as others in the area of outreach and education.

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