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Rep. Amanda Murphy files Medicaid expansion bill in House

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The Senate proosal to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars to provide insurance for poor Floridians now has a House companion. Rep. Amanda Murphy, D-New Port Richey, announced this morning that she would be filing a bill to compliment SB 710 sponsored by Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah.

Here is the full press release from Murphy's office:

Representative Amanda Murphy, District 36, will be filing a critical Medicaid expansion bill that would provide increased benefits, using federal funds to those eligible for Medicaid, through the Healthy Kids and Healthy Florida programs. Earlier this week Senator Rene Garcia, Senate District 38, committed to filing a similar bill that resembles the Medicaid expansion bill passed out of the State Senate last year.

"Filing this bill will open the door for us to revisit taking the much needed Medicaid expansion dollars," said Representative Murphy. "It would be irresponsible to leave our tax dollars on the table while there are still too many Floridians left without access to affordable and quality healthcare."

Healthy Florida uses available federal funding to assist individuals and families with purchasing private insurance coverage by establishing an alternative benchmark plan. This initiative would operate separate from Florida’s current Medicaid program by building on the successful framework of Florida Healthy Kids.

During the 2013 session, the Senate passed a bill that would have accepted the Medicaid expansion, but the House voted to turn down the funds.

"Florida businesses are now potentially facing millions in fines for the decision made by the Legislature last year," adds Murphy. "We have the opportunity to make this right not just for those who need healthcare, but also for businesses. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues in the House to do what is right for the hard working people of Florida."

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JIMFITZSR

REFER TO U OF VA HEALTH CONFERENCE CHAIRED BY GOV AND HHS SECRETARY MIKE LEAVITT AND
MEDICARE DIRECTOR MARK MCCLELLEN WHO SERVED UNDER PRES BUSH.

CONCLUSION OBAMACARE IS THE LAW AND WILL NOT BE REPEALED AND THE STATES SHOULD USE THEIR REGULATING POWERS TO TRANSFORM THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM USING THE ACA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR CITIZENS.

NOW HOLTZ-AEKIN PRES BUSH BUDGET DIRECTOR IS SAYING THE SAME THING.

DOCTOR AND SENATOR BILL FRISK SAID"OBAMACARE IS THE LAW AND WILL NOT BE REPEALED AND IN FACT IS DELIVERING QUALITY CARE AT A LOWER COST!

IN FACT THE STATES REFUSING TO EXPAND MEDICAID ARE PAYING FOR THE HEALTH CARE IN OTHER STATES!

over80

If Florida legislators looked at the entire State beyond the interests of their protected districts they would
see the imbalance and inequity of health care in Florida and work to serve all citizens. We all live together in this State, and it does not serve any of us to ignore the interests of the majority because the minority holds the power.

D

shut up you loser over80 anyone can go to any doctor they want but if you are a loser and want the government to pay your bills then don't get upset when doctors don't want to take the cheap rates your government welfare program wants pay.

TiredOfLiberalPropaganda

JIMFITZSR: Stop making up quotes! While Doctor and former Senator Bill FRIST supports Obamacare, he never said "it is delivering quality care at a lower cost."

rob

The loser in the conversation is you D ! You obviously have no idea what the hell you are talking about!Your grammar is horrible. Did you go beyond the sixth grade ? LOSER !

rob

I am sick of all the hate and racist bulls##t Fox News and the conservatives spew !

D

Hey rob you lowlife complaining about other people's grammar while putting up the incomprehensible post you did is not a good idea. Whats the matter are you upset that you might actually have to get a job and pay your own bills you lazy parasite? Aw the poor baby has to resort to blaming others for his laziness and saying it because they hate him or his race or some news station. How about getting off your ass and finding a job loser?

rob

LOL ! You really are an ignoramus ! Obviously you have a lot of time on your hands. Why all your anger and hate ? Do you have a inferiority complex ? What do you think is going on in that empty head of yours ? Actually, I feel sorry for you because you are so pathetic. Sad !

rob

Actually D I have a suggestion for you. Go see a psychotherapist and find out where all this anger and hate is coming from. You truly do have issues. Were you bullied as a child ? Do you watch too much Fox News ? Glen Beck ? O'Reilly ? I'm just saying......

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