Tuesday, May 14

Florida Republicans rejected federal money to provide health insurance to poor Floridians, while keeping their own premiums low

How's this for a scumbag move:
"Florida House Republicans last month loudly and proudly rejected billions of dollars in federal money that would have provided health insurance to 1 million poor Floridians.
"Quietly, they kept their own health insurance premiums staggeringly low. House members will pay just $8.34 a month for state-subsidized health care next year, or $30 a month to cover their entire family.
"That's one-sixth of what state senators and most state employees will pay, and one-tenth of the cost to the average private-sector worker, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
"It's also less than the $25 a month House Republicans wanted to charge poor Floridians for basic coverage such as a limited number of doctor visits or preventive care."
House members say yes to cheap health insurance — for themselves (Tampa Bay Times)

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