2012–Nov14 Online Media: News Service of Florida – Perrin on Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Florida

JMI Public Affairs Director Thomas Perrin quoted in News Service of Florida article “GOP Leaders Shift on Affordable Care Act” regarding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Florida.

Excerpt from article:
…Republican leaders also will likely continue to face calls from conservative groups to delay or refuse to implement parts of the law. For instance, the James Madison Institute released a report last month that said, in part, the state should not establish an insurance exchange and should not expand Medicaid.

“We understand the motives of state leadership in their efforts to want to cooperate, but some issues need staunch opposition and ACA compliance is one of them,” Thomas Perrin, the James Madison Institute’s director of public affairs, said in a statement Wednesday. “As we, and others in Washington have said, the ACA was designed to fail in an effort to move toward a single-payer system, taking our country in a direction that is costly and will produce unintended consequences.”…



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