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Supreme Court Sides with 1.4 million Working Floridians in King v. Burwell Decision 6/25/2015

Still, Nearly 1 Million Floridians are in Need of Health Care Due to Inaction of Rick Scott & the Florida House

June 25, 2015
Contact: Jackie de Carvalho, Jackie.deCarvalho@seiufl.org561-287-2879

Miami, FL—SEIU Florida President Monica Russo issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling today in the King v. Burwell case.

"Despite hideous efforts by ultraconservatives to attempt to strip over 6 million Americans - 1.4 million of whom are Floridians - of affordable health care in the King v. Burwell case, the Supreme Court sided by a vote of 6 to 3 to uphold the Affordable Care Act," Russo said.
"However, nearly one million working Floridians are eligible for Medicaid expansion right now but have been brutally denied access by an ideological House and Governor.  The ball’s in your court Governor Scott, Attorney General Bondi, Speaker Crisafulli - lives are in your hands."  #ExpandMedicaid

SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees, and property service workers in the state of Florida. SEIU members provide vital public services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, municipal and county governments, malls, and universities. With over 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America.