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June 5, 2015

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Statement from President Gardiner on the Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange Program

Tallahassee —

Senate President Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) today released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 2-A, Health Insurance Affordability Exchange, the Senate’s FHIX Program.

“While today’s debate is over and votes have been cast, the critical health care challenges facing Florida still remain. This weekend, members of the Legislature will begin a budget conference where we will take hundreds of millions in general revenue that could have been dedicated to schools, roads, our environment or countless other priorities and instead use those limited taxpayer dollars to try to patch together a health care budget that we know we cannot make whole.  There is a better way, and while we did not get there today, I am proud of the Senate for working together in a bipartisan spirt of compromise to advance a Florida solution.

“We appreciate the spirited debate of our colleagues in the House and look forward to working together over the next two weeks to complete a balanced budget for our state.”

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