Letters To The Editor For Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2021-01-08T10:10:07-05:00May 13, 2015|News|

For months, people like me have been waiting for the Florida Legislature to come to a budget agreement. At the center of this issue is the refusal of House Republicans and Gov. Rick Scott to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. Yet they have no problem receiving federal funds to pay hospitals for uncompensated care. Without Medicaid's expansion, 800,000 low-wage workers (people with jobs) will continue to be caught in limbo, making too much to qualify for the current Medicaid program and not enough to afford any other kind of health insurance, even if their employers sponsor it.