I will fight the GOP legislators, like my opponent, who are blocking the Medicaid expansion.
Healthcare in this country is dictated by insurance companies whose bloated profits are proof of a failing system. A complex patchwork of competing systems is a waste of resources. Our current system fails families when they are hardest hit. Money we should be investing in our collective health is siphoned off to insurance companies who line the pockets of their advocates in congress and the senate.
Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would give health coverage to over 1.3 million Floridians including over 400,000 who do not have realistic access to healthcare otherwise. This would directly help tens of thousands of Polk County citizens from day one!