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FDP Statement on Rick Scott Hurting Sick Kids for Campaign Cash

From Johanna Cervone, FDP Spokesperson: “Nearly two years since Rick Scott unlawfully purged thousands of children from a highly respected state Medicaid program, private insurance companies that donated millions to Governor Scott have continued to profit, but families are still reeling from the impacts of this callous policy change. Floridians want answers from Rick Scott and his self-serving administration: why did it take nearly two years to notify parents whose children were unfairly kicked off their healthcare that they could re-enroll with their former plan?” 
While this story raises many new questions, one thing is clear: Governor Rick Scott risked the lives of Florida children by illegally kicking them off of the Florida Children’s Medical Service as the insurance companies that have donated millions to his campaigns continue to profit.
CNN: Pediatricians say Florida hurt sick kids to help big GOP donors
​By Elizabeth Cohen & Katherine Grise
August 18, 2018
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Read the full article here.
See also: Miami Herald: Bitter pill: How Florida rations care for frail kids Miami Herald: Judge slaps Florida for purging sick kids from treatment program

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