Skip to comments.Statement by President Gaetz Regarding Senate PPACA Committee Vote on Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 03/12/2013 4:57:16 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
For Immediate Release March 11, 2013
Contact: Katie Betta (850) 339-7087
Statement by President Gaetz Regarding Senate PPACA Committee Vote on Medicaid Expansion
TallahasseeFlorida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today released the following statement regarding the Senate Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) voting against the expansion of traditional Medicaid in favor of pursuing a Florida-based solution.
The Senate Select Committee made the right decision today to reject placing a million more Floridians in a federal Medicaid system that has failed providers, patients and taxpayers.
I appreciate the efforts of Senator Negron and members of the PPACA Select Committee as they seek a Florida solution, not a Washington solution, to the problem of low income, uninsured Floridians, the vast majority of whom have jobs and are working to support their families.
The Senate looks forward to working with our colleagues in the House of Representatives to jointly explore how to provide private insurance options, not government-run health care as a replacement for traditional Medicaid. We welcome the Governor and others concerned about this issue to join us in getting Florida out of Medicaid as it has existed in the past.
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A not so subtle hint that we already have enough homegrown dysfunctional and corrupt people, and are not interested in importing or creating incentives to gather more.