The League of Women Voters of Florida supports a healthcare system that provides access to comprehensive quality care for all Florida residents and strives to reduce costs without limiting services or quality.

LWVFL Supports:

  1.  Medicaid Expansion to provide access to health insurance for low-income Floridians
  2.  Expanding oral health services to include dental therapists as providers.
  3. The Affordable Care Act (ACAincluding Medicaid Expansion to improve access to affordable comprehensive health insurance for all Floridaresidents.
  4.  Access to substance abuse, and mental health services for all Floridians
  5.  Adequate care and needed family support for those with developmental and physical disabilities.

Current Activity Focus:

  1.  Advocating for Medicaid Expansion through engaging inthe statewide education and advocacy campaign.
  2. Collaborating with advocates of dental therapyprograms and supporting efforts to provide affordable dental care for low-income Floridians. 
  3. Monitoring relevant legislation to defend against bills that decrease health care access or quality and support legislation that improves health services. 

Chair:  Diane Dimperio

How You Can Get Involved
Ways to get involved with this issue:
  • Tell your story, and learn more about the ACA, Repeal and Replace, and the healthcare gap, by clicking here.
  • Sign the petition to urge the Legislature to expand healthcare by clicking here.
  • Urge the Governor and Legislators to accept the federal funds to extend health care coverage to help offset the expected $2 billion in cuts that are expected this year.
  • Urge them to accept the federal funds to protect and grow our Florida economy, businesses and hospitals, jobs, and public health and help defray the cost of transferring uncovered health costs to those with insurance.
  • Urge them to keep our money working for us in Florida and “Close the Gap” for a healthier Florida.

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