Tallahassee, FL–As the Florida House of Representatives considers Senate Bill 2-A, legislation which creates the Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange Program (FHIX), the Florida Senate released the following FHIX Facts to address common misconceptions regarding this bipartisan solution to the critical health care challenges facing Florida.
“Over the last several months, the Senate has worked tirelessly to address every single question, concern and critique raised by those who oppose developing a state-based alternative to Obamacare Medicaid Expansion that would help the working poor purchase affordable private health services and coverage,” said Senate President Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando).
“We welcome a diverse discussion about extending health care coverage and whether or not it is the right choice for our state. It is important to focus that debate on a clear set of facts regarding the content of the bill language, rather than some of the stark inaccuracies and politically-motivated rhetoric we have often seen as an attempt to overshadow core facts,” continued President Gardiner. “We hope the information we have provided will add some clarity to what we believe will be a dynamic and thoughtful debate in the Florida House over the next two days.”