Gov. DeSantis is saying no to Medicaid expansion, even though the massive relief package would help out

By Issac Morgan, Florida Phoenix, March 25, 2021 Tucked into the Biden administration’s massive federal relief package is a major provision to expand benefits for low-income people in Florida and other states that haven’t adopted Medicaid expansion, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The $1.9 trillion stimulus plan signed earlier this March provides financial…

Vaccine pop-up clinics accused of favoritism draw strong community reaction

Editor’s note: Charlotte Dems helped blow the whistle on this latest version of DeSantis political favoritism after he scheduled a pop up clinic at Kings Gate, a gated community and Republican stronghold in Port Charlotte. By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune The Palmer Ranch community in Sarasota County encompasses 9,000 acres in the developed portion west…

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Disposable Seniors

By Sue Busko, as published in Medium, Oct. 25, 2020 Co-conspirators in the War on Boomers I admit I grew bored with all the declarations of war over the last five decades. There was the War on Poverty (a nice idea, but have you noticed the lines at the food banks?) Then there was the…

My COVID-19 test

Image by Shafin Al Asad Protic  My COVID-19 test by Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dems Secretary I have been extremely careful during the past four months, most social activities via Zoom, order ahead and pick up groceries, social distancing when I have seen people but when I found out that a friend was positive I…

Health Care: Just One Vote

Image Credits : Tomasz Kobosz at freeimages.comImage Credit URL: www.freeimages.com/photo/usg-1-1526902 Submitted by: Linda Porterfield Health Care: Just One Vote “I’ve made an iron clad pledge to American families that we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”(Donald Trump, State of the Union Address, February 4th, 2020) During the State of Union address in 2020, Donald…

Joe Biden’s vision for health care

by Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, with Vice President Biden standing by his side. Because of Obamacare, over 100 million people no longer worry that an insurance company will deny coverage or charge higher premiums just because they have a pre-existing condition – whether cancer or…

Mary Mayhew Will Cause Mayhem to Florida’s Health Care System

With the Florida Senate confirming Governor DeSantis’s disastrous pick for the head of HCA, Florida Republicans have joined Governor DeSantis in promoting partisanship over the health of Florida’s families. In response to the alarming news that ‘Mary Mayhem’ was confirmed, Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement: “Mary Mayhew will…

Help Florida Expand Medicaid

You can help expand Medicaid in Florida and cover more low-income Floridians. Our Party is part of a grassroots efforts to put the question of Medicaid Expansion on the 2020 ballot. But we need your signature on the ballot petition.​ Download the Medicaid Amendment PDF. VERY IMPORTANT:  Print out the two pages back-to-back. Fill in your…