The Florida House last week released an anemic alternative to Medicaid expansion that excludes hundreds of thousands of working poor, childless adults who would be covered if the state expanded Medicaid under the guidelines of the Affordable Care Act.
Dubbed Florida Health Choices Plus+, the plan would cover just 16 percent of the estimated 1 million uninsured Floridians who earn less than roughly $16,000, the eligibility level set by the federal government for expanding Medicaid. Both the House and Senate refuse to expand traditional Medicaid.
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