FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
As Affordable Care Act Benefits Millions of Hispanics, GOP Changes Tactics, Points Finger at Hispanic Media
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In a telling sign of just how out-of-touch the GOP is with the Hispanic community and with average Americans, Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio just attacked national Hispanic media for encouraging Hispanics to sign up for health care and for being too positive in their coverage of the Affordable Care Act — a law that is now helping millions of Hispanics to get access to affordable, quality health care.
"Republicans always knew it would be game-over once the ACA was working and benefiting millions of Americans," said Miami-Dade Dems Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "Now they are turning on Hispanic media — which speaks to the group with the highest portion of uninsured people in the country — for focusing their coverage on an issue that is dramatically impacting the Hispanic community.
Hispanic media isn't biased toward the left: It's biased toward policies that actually benefit Hispanics — i.e., affordable health care, immigration reform, and funding public education. If Rubio and the GOP want better coverage, they should get on the right side of history and start promoting policies that are important to their constituents."