We, the undersigned, write to ask the members of the Florida Senate and House of Representatives to protect the long-term interests of Florida taxpayers by opposing the proposed Medicaid expansion.
The expansion of Medicaid will cost Florida taxpayers at least $3.5 billion over 10 years. If the federal government breaks its promise to pay for most of the costs of the expansion, our budget could be busted for decades. That could mean big cuts to education.
Instead of saddling Florida taxpayers with an additional burden they can’t afford, our lawmakers in Tallahassee should come up with a better plan.
Our state needs reform that roots out fraud and abuse in Medicaid and ensures that the most vulnerable citizens - poor women with children and the disabled - receive coverage. Lawmakers should utilize free market competition to bring down costs and make health care more affordable and accessible to the uninsured.