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TBTimes Editorial: Weatherford, Corcoran Medicaid plan does not add up

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April

From a Wednesday editorial in the Tampa Bay Times:

(House Speaker Will Weatherford) continues to support a plan authored by Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, that provides insufficient payments for a modest portion of poor adults to buy private health coverage. Florida Health Choices Plus would be paid for with state taxpayer dollars at an estimated cost of $237 million per year. The plan forgoes $51 billion in federal funding over 10 years that flows with Medicaid expansion, leaves hundreds of thousands of poor Floridians without health coverage and forces Florida taxpayers to continue paying $430 million annually for the state's Medically Needy program. The math does not add up...

Full editorial here.



[Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:39am]

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