League of Women Voters of Florida, Senator Rene Garcia and others to hold news conference on extending coverage to Florida’s uninsured

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WHAT: The League of Women Voters, Senator Rene Garcia and members of the business community discuss extending coverage for Florida’s uninsured and speak to the economic imperative of extending healthcare coverage in the state.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM (EST)
(Note: an earlier version of this advisory provided the wrong date and time. Please note that this is the correct information and we apologize for the error.)

The Florida Capitol, specific location pending

Featured speakers include
Senator Rene Garcia (R-Hialeah), Sponsor of SB 710
Deirdre Macnab, President, League of Women Voters of Florida
*Additional speakers pending. Further information will be provided before the event.

ABOUT: The press conference will address the need for Florida’s legislature to act now to accept the $51 billion in federal money to extend healthcare coverage, which House members rejected last session. This decision by Florida lawmakers also delayed the opportunity to create as many as 121,000 new, high-paying jobs in the state. The news conference will feature Senator Rene Garcia, sponsor of a bill (SB 710) that would extend coverage to Florida’s uninsured. Also speaking at the conference will be members of the business community, who have come together to emphasize the health and economic benefits of extending healthcare coverage and to call on the state to act on this issue promptly.


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