ICYMI: Rick Scott Sells Out Sick Kids
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
By Alexandra Glorioso
December 12, 2017
- Florida Democrats slammed Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday for not signing a bi-partisan letter urging Congress to re-authorize funding for the low-income health insurance program for kids.
- “It should surprise no one that Florida’s self-serving governor didn’t sign a letter that would urge Congress to bring back a program that has helped hundreds of thousands of sick children in Florida.”
- More than 341,000 Florida kids are enrolled in the program with almost 200,000 of them being subsidized by the state. The state had $359 million in financial padding from last year, but next month will run out of money for the program.
- U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, (D-Fla.) has co-sponsored legislation — the KIDS Act of 2017 — to grant more funding for an additional five years.
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