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Statement by House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston regarding Governor Scott’s comments on expanding Medicaid in Florida

House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston

Statement by House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston regarding Governor Scott’s comments on expanding Medicaid in Florida

Submitted by Mark Hollis

      TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Plantation) issued the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott’s announcement tonight pertaining to Medicaid expansion.

     “I am pleased that Governor Scott has, after much delay, endorsed implementation of a major component of the nation’s health care law by seeking legislative approval of an extension of Medicaid services to Florida’s most vulnerable population.

     “I would prefer that the governor embrace the Affordable Care Act without constraints, such as his newly proposed automatic three-year sunset of expanded Medicaid coverage. Regardless, his comments today are a step forward that I urge Republican legislative leaders to meet with action.

     “I am confident that this important and necessary expansion of Florida’s Medicaid program will improve the quality of healthcare in our state and can be achieved in an affordable manner.”

 

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