Marco Rubio State Health Reform, Rubiocare, Only Signed Up 80 People
Marco Rubio State Health Reform, Rubiocare, Only Signed Up 80 People (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Only 80 signed up for Rubiocare since 2008

Marco Rubio’s signature state healthcare legislation (Rubiocare) only signed up 80 people since it went live in 2008. Um, not 80,000 — 80. That’s opposed to the 1.6 million in Florida alone who signed up for Obamacare, which he wants to repeal.

“It’s about competition, it’s about choice, and it’s about the marketplace,” he told The Palm Beach Post at the time. Florida Health Choices, which finally opened last year, now covers 80 people.

Obamacare, which Rubio wants to repeal, covers 1.6 million in Florida alone. And 93 percent of them are subsidized.

Of course, Marco Rubio would prefer not to talk about his successful health care plan. It’s sound better to thrash Obamacare, which has clearly been more successful. He’s trying to pull a Mitt Romney.

Rubio’s spokeswoman, Brooke Sammon, said “It is unfortunate that this disastrous healthcare law is impacting the Florida Health Choices program, which is exactly the kind of consumer-based healthcare solution Americans are looking for.” Um, that’s all 80 of them. LOL.