George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

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By: The James Madison Institute / 2015

News4Jax WJXT-JAX News 5:30 p.m.Coverage of JMI Testifying Against Medicaid ExpansionMarch 10, 2015″…federal low income pool funding. That money guess towards hospital treating the uninsured or underinsured. That has led to the senate proposal of state run-in insurance exchange for low income Floridians as long as they work, attend school or pay premium.”We have to look at options to keep our hospital open a lot of the health care systems that depend on this low income pool money to figure out how we are going to survive.”The house on board with an expansion proposal in the past always a tough situation. Former republican house speaker Tom, who now heads busy lobby group Associated Industry of Florida, is hoping the other chamber follows other conservative led states.House and conservative leadership want to adopt the governor of Indiana did consumer base. Choice base plan.Reporter: But not everyone is on board. James Madison Institute president says if the feds are going to pull other health funding they could take away this money down the road.”Not reliable for a proven source of funding for the state that has been in place for years why would we double down on that.”Reporter: If in doesn’t accept the $50 billion it goes towards other states that do expand medicaid.Proposal passed out of the committee. We did ask the governor if he supports the measure but he was not non-committal saying still a lot of time left in this year session.