Tomorrow, Jul. 30 marks the 58th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. In response, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:
“For 58 years, Medicare and Medicaid have been helping Americans get the health care they need,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried, “but the future of these lifesaving programs are on the line in 2024. Since President Biden and Vice President Harris took office two years ago, they’ve fought tirelessly to bring down health care costs for Floridians — strengthening Medicare, capping the cost of prescription drugs, expanding access to Medicaid, and lowering health care premiums for Americans across the country.
“In April, nearly a million Floridians lost Medicaid coverage after the Florida Republican legislature refused to expand it. As Rick Scott and Republicans continue to wage war on health care, repeal life-saving provisions and side with Big Pharma, it is critical that we re-elect President Biden and Vice President Harris to safeguard Medicare and Medicaid for generations to come.”