Medicaid Alternative

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.