Local democratic leaders push to expand Medicaid
“We need to elect leaders who will actually fight to expand Medicaid and stand up for Floridians,” says Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe.
Mayor Poe, along with city commissioners, said more than 800,000 Floridians are being denied access to health care, and say around 24% of Alachua County residents are not insured.
Today, the Florida Democratic Party met in Gainesville City Hall to push Medicaid expansion across the state.
“It’s often difficult to get an appointment and that’s why people end up in the E.R. because there isn’t anybody that would see them if they aren’t insured,” says Dr. Kayser Enneking, FL State senate candidate.
They say electing a democratic governor and senators will help push the process of everyone getting affordable and accessible health care.
Their expansion tour will travel throughout the state, in hopes to inform others on the benefits of Medicare.
“we know we can do this better, there are no physicians in the state senate, so i don’t think the state senate understands all of the vast ability they have to influence health care in this state"