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Florida's Medicaid expansion alternative bill is in the works

Sen. David Simmons said Monday that insurance rate authority would go to the federal government for a year or two. File photo by John Iarussi.

The Florida alternative to Medicaid expansion could emerge in the Senate Appropriations Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday.

“We’ve drafted a bill that implements the Senate plan on using federal and state funds to help working Floridians get health insurance,” said Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, chairman of the select committee reviewing the Affordable Care Act after a meeting Monday morning.

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