Health Care

Fla. Senate president unveils ’24 health care agenda

It seeks to expand the industry’s workforce, but not Medicaid.
State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo speaks during the opening of a special legislative session, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo (R), intent on tackling health care issues during the 2024 legislative session, unveiled an agenda she said would expand the state’s health care workforce, reduce patient and taxpayer costs, and expand access to quality care.

“Access to health care is important at every phase of life. Insurance does not guarantee access, as even Floridians with great insurance face barriers to care,” she said in a statement outlining what she has dubbed the “Live Healthy” package.

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