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Kathy Castor calls Senate health care proposal ‘even worse’ than House bill

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Upon the first review of what Republican Senators euphemistically call the “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” Kathy Castor says it’s “worse” than the much-derided “American Health Care Act” passed earlier this year by the GOP House. What most upsets the Democratic congresswoman from Tampa is that the bill “radically” restructures Medicaid. “This is a dramatic overhaul of Medicaid that will cause families to lose care and present a very difficult budget to Florida,” she said in a conference call Thursday afternoon. Medicaid…

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Georgetown healthcare professor fact checks Florida House’s position on Medicaid

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In a series of tweets on Sunday, Florida House Budget Chairman Richard Corcoran laid bare what’s been a fact all legislative session in Tallahassee –that he and his GOP House colleagues are not going to buckle under and accept the Florida Senate’s plan to propose a version of Medicaid expansion. Such a plan could allow up to 800,000  Floridians with an income of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to get on a private insurance plan by accepting the federal government’s offer…

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