When Jeff Greene was growing up, a visit to the doctor wasn’t always within his family’s reach. He understands what a day’s lost wages may mean for a family. And he understands the fear that can come from opening a medical bill.
But this will change under Jeff’s watch. He believes that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Jeff will work to ensure access to high-quality, low-cost healthcare for all Floridians. This includes access to medical marijuana to help ease the pain of Floridians who are sick and suffering, and freedom from discrimination of medical use. And, he’ll protect a woman’s right to choose.
Rick Scott should be ashamed of himself. Florida ranks 49th in the country when it comes to affordable healthcare. It’s one of a shrinking number of states that have refused to expand Medicaid, threatening vulnerable lives and costing us dearly.
As governor, Jeff will expand Medicaid to provide healthcare coverage to more than 700,000 Floridians who can’t afford it. This is good for Floridians who can afford healthcare too. It has been estimated that Medicaid expansion would save the state over $500 million.
Jeff will also fight back against proposed cuts to Medicare coming out of Washington. He will work to affordably expand high-quality, low-cost health insurance for children through Florida KidCare and its partners. Because everyone deserves to be covered.