Category Health Care

GUEST COLUMN: Graham-Cassidy is a Category 5 catastrophe for Florida’s families

GUEST COLUMN by Tim Heberlein Hurricane Irma may be over, but Florida’s families will face the storm’s aftermath for months to come. Those with the greatest barriers and least resources before the storm will face the greatest hardships in recovery, especially low-income women and families who have suffered injury, lost wages, and displacement. At a […]

How Obamacare repeal will impact FL families and children | FLORIDA POLICY INSTITUTE

THE following is a statement from the Florida Policy Institute on today’s vote to replace ACA with AHCA. “The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives will have a devastating impact on Florida children and families. There are 24 million people who would stand to lose coverage if this […]

Down the road Obamacare votes will kill Florida Republicans (and maybe some Democrats)

History teaches us important lessons all of the time. Friday’s Supreme Court ruling regarding Same Sex Marriage was widely applauded on just about every side of the political spectrum. Yet just 18 years ago a majority of elected members of Congress in BOTH parties and a left-leaning President had agreed to ban marriage equality. Health […]

State Rep Stark responds to the Speaker of the House

Portions of this op-ed appeared in the Sun Sentinel today. Rep. Stark (D-Weston) has generously allowed TFS to run his full response to Speaker Crisafulli   As a member of the FL House of Representatives, I have a great deal of respect for our Speaker who had an op-ed in the Sun-Sentinel this week regarding Medicaid […]

Breaking barriers to health care access in Florida

Florida’s ideological legislature has on two occasions left almost a million Floridians, all of whom are working class without health care. Republican legislators have consistently ignored multiple studies that indicate more jobs will be brought to Florida thanks to the expanded healthcare sector.  They’ve ignored that small businesses who they claim to want to help will […]