Manchin's inflation deal omits health insurance help for low income people

Manchin's inflation deal omits health insurance help for low income people

- Democrats in Congress are poised to start voting this weekend on an inflation deal. - But the deal doesn't expand healthcare coverage for people with incomes close to the poverty level. - About 800,000 Floridians will remain uninsured and the next shot at coverage might not be til 2024. When Democrats in Congress announced last year that they were working on a massive spending bill to transform the social safety net in America, healthcare advocates in Florida were optimistic there might finally be a way to get medical coverage to more people. Last week, however, their hopes were dashed. One of the many items to hit the cutting room floor in Democrats' compromise $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act was a provision to sidestep Republican state legislators to expand Medicaid …
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