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Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston

Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston

Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston

Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston

End of Session Statement

“Governor Scott, please order the Florida Legislature into special session”, Thurston stated.

By Mark Hollis

     TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Legisture adjourned the 2013 regular legislative session Sine Die on May 3 with-out adequately addressing a crisis of uninsured Floridians. House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) issued the following statement:

“To save lives and improve health outcomes, to create jobs and grow our economy, Florida House Democratic Caucus members proudly fought throughout the 2013 legislative session, and will continue to fight, for an expansion of health care coverage for working Floridians.”

“Unfortunately for our state, the Florida House of Representatives, under Republican leadership, failed to meet the health care needs of our citizens.”

“Despite ample opportunities to pass a bipartisan health care solution that enjoys the backing of Republican Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Senate, House Republican leadership dropped the ball.”

“By blocking passage this session of a plan that would dramatically help 1.2 million of Florida’s low-income and working families, many Floridians are disappointed and will continue, despite the session’s end, to expect the governor and Legislature to approve a bi-partisan health coverage expansion compromise that relies upon available federal funds.”

“Therefore, I call on Governor Scott to take prudent action and to please order the Florida Legislature into special session at the earliest convenience to pass a bipartisan health coverage expansion plan for Florida’s working families.”

 

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