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Will Weatherford, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Responds on Medicaid December 4, 2013

As the object of a recent blog post by editorial writer Wayne Ezell, I would like to share an alternative perspective on the Florida House’s decision not to expand Medicaid.

The author lays out a seemingly rational and obvious choice for Florida: simply accept $51 billion of free coverage for Florida’s uninsured, insinuating that only the cold-hearted, politically motivated, ideological obstructionist would dare to refuse.

He’s wrong.

The Florida House voted overwhelmingly to reject the inflexible and unstable Obamacare Medicaid expansion option after many hours of debate.

While the objections are widespread and varied, four are representative of the many.

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