Tallahassee, FL — The Florida Democratic Party released the following statement in response to the House Republican’s proposed plan for Medicaid expansion.
Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant:
“Today Speaker Will Weatherford offered a resounding rebuke to a fiscally responsible approach to providing health insurance coverage to Floridians with their alternative health care proposal. Instead of accepting the $51 billion dollars of federal funds over the next decade to insure nearly a million Floridians, the GOP offered a plan that would reject the federal dollars. With only three weeks left in session, the House GOP’s proposal is a day late and a dollar short. Lives are literally at stake and this paltry alternative illustrates the House Republican’s failure to put the people of Florida before political points. I urge Republican lawmakers to put aside ideological posturing and find a solution that doesn’t give away the billions in federal dollars and expands Medicaid to as many Floridians as possible. Speaker Weatherford’s failed leadership on this key issue is another example of politics at its worse.”