Wasserman Schultz Statement on CMS Letter to Governor Scott

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Washington, DC, May 21, 2015 | comments
Today, CMS wrote a letter confirming what many of us have been saying for more than a year: Florida needs a long-term approach that ensures our citizens have affordable and accessible health coverage, instead of stopgap, patchwork measures.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today:

“Today, CMS wrote a letter confirming what many of us have been saying for more than a year: Florida needs a long-term approach that ensures our citizens have affordable and accessible health coverage, instead of stopgap, patchwork measures.

CMS has agreed to continue funding the LIP at half of its current level while the State takes concrete steps to increase insurance coverage for lower-income individuals.

It is now up to the Governor and the entire Legislature to take the necessary steps to ensure that as many Floridians as possible have the coverage and access to care they need.

Health insurance coverage, not uncompensated care pools, is the most effective way for the State to help hardworking families have the economic security they need to care for the ones they love. I would like to again commend the Senate and Senate President Andy Gardiner for their leadership on presenting a budget that would better leverage Federal and State dollars to expand coverage to more Floridians.

I hope to be able to say the same thing of Governor Scott and those in the Legislature who have thus far put their politics over their constituents.”

 

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Contact:


Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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