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Letter to the Editor (Sun-Sentinel): It's Time to Expand Medicaid

I lived for years without health insurance. Insurance through my job and the Healthcare.gov Marketplace was too expensive, so I paid out of pocket when I needed to see my doctor. Discount prescription programs made some of my medications affordable, but not all.

WITHOUT MY MEDICATION, I CAN’T WORK. WITHOUT WORK, I CAN’T AFFORD A ROOF OVER MY HEAD. SO, WHEN I CAN’T AFFORD ALL OF MY MEDICATIONS, I HAVE TO CHOOSE WHICH PARTS OF MY BODY WILL SUFFER.

I’m sure many Floridians face the same tough choice each day. I recently signed up for health insurance through work. My deductible is high, so I’m still paying out of pocket. But at least I’m covered. There must be a better way for Florida to help people afford and access healthcare.

Expanding Medicaid would help Floridians get healthy so that they can return to work, like I did.

Click here to read in the Sun-Sentinel.

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