Sunshine State News
“JMI on Medicaid Expansion: ‘Massive Expansion of the Federal Government in our State'”
April 21, 2015
By Kevin DerbyWith Florida senators holding a health-care workshop on Tuesday, Bob McClure, the president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a group that fights for free-market solutions and less of a role for government intervention, said the Senate’s support of Medicaid expansion remains a major problem.”Using the term ‘free market’ to describe a plan that relies on federal dollars and price controls, is like Alice peering through the looking glass — it’s the exact opposite of reality,” McClure said on Tuesday. “Although well-meaning, the misguided proposal in the Senate will do nothing to bring long-term solutions to what should be the ultimate goal of creating a low-cost, high-quality health-care system and improved access to it. We hope that Floridians and policymakers see through the rhetoric and recognize the plan for what it is: a massive expansion of the federal government in our state and the lives of many Floridians.”Article: