Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Ocoee Democrat, GOP House Speaker join together to extend Medicaid coverage for new moms

Ocoee Democrat, GOP House Speaker join together to extend Medicaid coverage for new moms

Rep. Kamia Brown - FL

TALLAHASSEE – Women who get Medicaid coverage during their pregnancy in Florida lose it two months after delivery if they don’t otherwise qualify for Medicaid. Ocoee Democratic Rep. Kamia Brown has sought to change that since taking office in 2016, and this year she’s gained a powerful ally: House Speaker Chris Sprowls.

“If it wasn’t for the hard work that (Rep. Brown) has done to pave the path for this the work that we have been able to do here today … would not be possible,” said Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, during a March 23 press conference to unveil the plan.

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Article Source: Orlando Sentinel Online
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