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Updated: 11/25/2017 08:30:01AM

Not expanding

Medicaid has

hurt Florida

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Florida’s GOP leaders use the logic that Medicaid expansion provides benefits to poor folks who don’t work. They also link expansion to Obamacare, a program Republicans have spent years trying to blow up — so far with little success and no good replacement.

The subsidizing the poor argument is flawed. Studies, according to The Upshot, a feature in the New York Times, show a majority of expansion beneficiaries are working, in school or caring for a sick family member.

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