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David Simmons calls Senate health plan ‘a path to Medicaid extinction’

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State Sen. David Simmons on Tuesday sent a memo to Florida lawmakers along with an opinion column he wrote for the Orlando Sentinel calling the Senate’s proposal to expand health care a “path to Medicaid extinction.” In his memo, Simmons said there are “many misconceptions about the Senate’s healthcare plan,” and attached his op-ed piece that was published May 10. The first four paragraphs of the op-ed describe a parade of horribles that beset the Medicaid program. It is based on the “fatally flawed…

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