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Rick Scott: Call a special session to expand Medicaid
  • Petitioning Gov. Rick Scott

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Governor of Florida
Gov. Rick Scott

Rick Scott: Call a special session to expand Medicaid

    1. Annette Taddeo-Goldstein
    2. Petition by

      Annette Taddeo-Goldstein

      Miami, United States

This May, the Florida Legislature rejected $51 billion of federal funds to expand Medicaid to over a million people statewide. 4 million Floridians are currently uninsured across the state – that's 1 in 5 non-elderly residents who lack insurance – and an estimated 1.3 million of the people who need it most are expected to gain coverage through the expansion.

State Representatives – including all the Republicans opposed to expanding Medicaid – will pay just $8.34 a month for state-subsidized health care next year. That’s $30 a month to cover their entire families.

Many business owners could now end up paying tax penalties of $2,000 to $3,000 per employee. The decision could cost Florida businesses up to $218 million in total.

Public hospitals will also suffer because they will continue to care for those 1.3 million uninsured people who seek treatment in their emergency rooms.

Gov. Rick Scott already knows all of this. At a press conference in February he said,“While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the costs, I cannot deny Floridians who need access to health care.”

Ask Gov. Scott to take the stand he promised he would – and call a special session to expand Medicaid in Florida.

P.S. You can also call Gov. Rick Scott at 850.488.7146 to demand Medicaid expansion now. 

To:
Gov. Rick Scott, Governor of Florida
The people of Florida can't go another year without expanding Medicaid to cover 1.3 million of our residents who are most in need. We ask that you honor the commitment you made earlier this year to expanding access to health care in Florida – and call a special session to pass the expansion of Medicaid.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Tamiyal Goodman MIAMI, FL
      • about 14 hours ago

      The poor are truly in need of Medicaid expansion over partisan politics.

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    • Matthew Avary FORT WALTON BEACH, FL
      • 10 days ago

      Rick Scott.....you can take all kinds of Gov't money for your private insurance company, but you won't take Federal money that has already been allocated to help the neediest of people?! Quit playing politics with people's lives.

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    • George Gregory THE VILLAGES, FL
      • 20 days ago

      It's time to stop playing politics with peoples lives.

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    • Sherry Goodspeed OCALA, FL
      • 4 months ago

      No person should be denied health care.

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    • Tina Proctor CANTONMENT, FL
      • 4 months ago

      as a part time worker paying for my own affordable coverage. I have been CANCELLED and can now NOT afford the marketplace rates. I am in cancer remission and have to see an oncologist for the next 2 yrs WITH OUT INSURANCE. My monthly prescriptions will go from $22.00 a month to $163.00 month.

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