Congresswoman Corrine Brown Testifies On Medicaid Expansion

Congresswoman Corrine Brown testified this week in the Florida House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the dire importance of the Florida state legislature’s willingness to accept federal Medicaid dollars. The state of Florida stands to lose $55 billion in federal funding if the state legislature fails to act on Medicaid expansion, which would cover an additional 900,000 Floridians who are currently without health insurance. “It is beyond belief that Florida state House Republicans are advocating for a plan which bypasses billions of dollars in federal aid, and would cover only 130,000 Floridians, just a fraction of the 900,000 Florida citizens who are currently without health insurance,” said Brown. She added that the new federal Medicaid dollars would support approximately 71,300 new jobs across all sectors of Florida’s economy, and would increase economic activity in Florida by $8.9 Billion by 2016.

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