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Monday, March 11, 2013

House Committee: Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion

From the desk of Richard Corcoran, Florida House of Representatives

This past Monday, the House Select Committee on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) voted TO NOT recommend the state expand its Medicaid population.  A mountain of studies and testimony in both the House and Senate have proven that Medicaid is a poor system of delivering quality care.  Any reform that we move forward with must include provisions that: (1)  will not hurt our senior’s access to health care; (2)  prevents the ever-increasing costs of Medicaid from jeopardizing our children’s future education funding;  (3)  addresses eliminating the fraud and abuse inherent in the Medicaid system, and (4)  overcomes legislators lack of trust of the federal government’s promise of paying. 

In the meantime, we will continue to work full-speed towards formulating an alternative plan and we will  diligently seek the necessary flexibility from the federal government to accomplish this.

2 comments:

Jim6058 said...

Dear friends,

Please comment on articles like these, as we need to know how you feel about the issues.

Agree? Say so. Disagree? Tell us that. It's that simple!

Jim

YoRead said...

Well it appears to me that our Legislature is listening. We just need to keep getting involved.

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