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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

More Disturbing Findings in Health Care Law Overhaul

June 23, 2011
Bilirakis Blog

A recent report from the Associated Press uncovers yet another flaw in the health care law, a flaw that would let several million middle-class people become eligible for Medicaid.

Medicaid is designed to provide our nation's most vulnerable citizens the health care they need, but because of this flaw, married couples at nearly four times the federal poverty level will now qualify for Medicaid.

As the AP explains, "Up to 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 as a result of the anomaly. ... It might be compared to allowing middle-class people to qualify for food stamps."

Click here to read the AP story: Medicaid for the Middle Class?

"This is just one more example of the consequences we face because of this ill-conceived experience," Gus said. "The public does not want this costly health care law; instead they deserve more affordable, free market-based solutions to improve our health care system."