Florida legislators are deciding right now whether our state will accept critical federal funds which would provide health care to hard-working, low-income families in dire need of coverage while creating jobs. Yet Gov. Rick Scott and some lawmakers want to block this money, leaving Florida to continue struggling to care for the uninsured.
Lawmakers are already meeting on this issue, and we need you to raise your voice. Write your legislators and tell them to ensure our tax dollars are invested in building a better health care system for hard working Floridians.
We can't allow Florida to lose out on billions of dollars set aside to extend Medicaid coverage to all low-income working people in our state.
Send a quick email right now telling your state lawmakers and the Governor to bring your federal tax dollars back home to help uninsured Florida families! Our share of the Affordable Care Act shouldn't go to other states; it should help your family, neighbors and friends.
We the undersigned urge you to approve the extension of Medicaid coverage to most Floridians with incomes up to 138% of the poverty level, as provided in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Florida has one of the highest rates of uninsured in the country, but extending Medicaid coverage as provided by the ACA is estimated to provide coverage for more than a million uninsured Floridians, particularly low-wage workers and parents. Moreover, the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Health Policy estimates Medicaid expansion will create an estimated 65,000 new Florida jobs in the first six years alone.
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Please approve this important provision of the ACA without delay, and without conditions such as federal approval of waivers expanding Medicaid managed care statewide. More than one million Floridians and their families are counting on you.
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