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Senate Health Policy Committee files Medicaid expansion proposal

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After hearing yesterday from a panel of Florida health care experts as well as some from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence‘s administration, the Senate Health Policy Committee led by Chairman Sen. Aaron Bean has filed a proposal Thursday night to accept federal funds to extend Medicaid coverage to Florida’s nearly 1 million uninsured. The plan would create a Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange Program, or FHIX, under the auspices of the Agency for Health Care Administration. The plan includes many tenets of the Hoosier state’s plan,…

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