|Fla. GOP senator pushes for Medicaid expansion|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ó Medicaid expansion seems like a dead issue this Legislative session in Florida, but many lawmakers arenít giving up.
Republican Sen. Rene Garcia called on members of the Florida Legislature to accept $51 billion in federal money to extend health care coverage to nearly 1 million uninsured.
Garcia is sponsoring a bill (SB 710) that would accept $51 billion in federal funding to expand a Medicaid alternative that would allow recipients to purchase private insurance. The Senate supported a similar bill last year, but the House did not.
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