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Florida Democrats Slam Senate President for Denying Medicaid Expansion on Day One of Legislative Session

 FDP Chair Nikki Fried says Florida is still facing a ‘crisis of the uninsured’

More than 4 million Floridians rely on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for health insurance coverage, leading the nation in ACA enrollment according to new data released yesterday. In response, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement: 

“More than 4 million Floridians depend on the ACA for live-saving care but we are still dealing with a crisis of the uninsured in Florida,” FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “Florida Republicans continue to deny millions of women, children and workers access to affordable health care by refusing to expand Medicaid, contributing to higher enrollment in the ACA.”

“Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said the quiet part out loud on day one of legislative session, shooting down Medicaid expansion that would extend coverage to at least 800,000 Florida kids and workers.” 

“While Republicans in Florida and GOP candidates on the debate stage want to take away health care, the Biden-Harris administration is fighting to protect the ACA and lower medical costs for all. For the millions of Floridians who have signed up to the ACA and many more who remain uninsured, the choice in November is clear — this anti-health care agenda is a losing strategy in Florida.”

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