Healthy Florida

Senator Joe Negron’s bill, SPB 7038, otherwise known as “Negron-Care” got a unanimous vote by the chamber’s appropriations committee. And Democrats, who wanted the state to expand Medicaid eligibility to more people under the Affordable Care Act, thanked Negron for crafting an alternative route.

“I support...cautiously support today, this first step. I want to thank Sen. Negron for not just shutting the door in saying no, but coming up with something that gets us started down the road toward where we want to be," said Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith.

Florida Senate

Sen. Joe Negron (R-Plant City) has released his proposal to cover an additional million low-income people who would have otherwise been eligible for Medicaid under the federal healthcare law.

The proposal will be heard Thursday in the Senate Appropriations Committee.