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Alternatives to Medicaid Expansion Better Than Nothing?

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

At his site Our Health Policy Matters, consultant Paul Gionfriddo decries the proposals by some states, including Florida, to offer premium assistance to buy private insurance instead of expanding Medicaid. He worries that such alternatives won’t help as many people as Medicaid expansion, but admits they’re better than doing nothing. 

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