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Bill Ties Officials' Health Coverage To Medicaid

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
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State Rep. Matt Gaetz

A House Republican filed a bill Tuesday that would tie health coverage for state elected officials to the benefits provided in the Medicaid program.

The bill -- HB 39 -- filed by state Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, will be considered during the 2016 legislative session.

The proposal would prevent state elected officials from participating in a state group health-insurance program that provides benefits exceeding the benefits available to Medicaid recipients.