March 28, 2015

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Health care spending in Florida: The state is about to lose $2 billion in federal funds for the Low-Income Pool (LIP). Which legislative body is right?

  • The House. Their budget does NOT fund LIP.
  • The Senate. Their budget funds LIP.

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Budget talks are underway in Tallahassee. But as Florida TaxWatch points out in their latest report, "Budget Watch: Analysis of the House and Senate Proposed Budgets for FY2015-16", the biggest difference between the House and Senate's budgets lies in health care. Specifically, there is a big difference in how the two bodies would - or wouldn't - fun LIP. What do you think about this topic? Comments are welcome - use the form below.

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