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House Republicans want Nelson, LeMieux to fight health care changes



Scores of Florida House Republicans have sent a letter to U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and George LeMieux urging them to oppose health care changes that will add an estimated 1.4 million Floridians to Medicaid, costing the state billions.

"With Florida already facing budget shortfalls of potentially $2.3 to 5.5 billion over the next two years, it would be fiscally irresponsible to add hundreds of millions of dollars more in unfunded costs onto the backs of the Florida taxpayers. Increasing Medicaid at this rate is unsustainable. Such a move would harm any attempts to grow Florida’s economy and create the jobs that Florida’s workers need," the letter reads.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:26pm]


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