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Senator Stewart, District 13 — Press Release


March 24, 2021

CONTACT: Travis Flinn, 850-487-5013

State Senator Linda Stewart Urges for the Continued Expansion of Medicaid for Floridians

TALLAHASSEE – Senator Linda Stewart (D – Orlando) on Wednesday praised news that House Speaker Chris Sprowls had embraced an initiative from the Biden Administration to extend Medicaid coverage for maternity care for a full year to pregnant women. The one-year expansion, allowed as an option under the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package, would likely be enacted through the state budget process.


“I am very pleased with the Speaker’s announcement to expand Medicaid maternal benefits to low-income pregnant women. This could be an important first step down the road to future Medicaid expansion,” said Stewart


“The Florida Senate Democratic Caucus has continually pushed for the expansion of Medicaid in the state of Florida. I hope that by offering coverage for maternity care, we will see firsthand how beneficial our own tax dollars are in providing access to medical services,” said Stewart.