People sometimes think local government has nothing to do with healthcare — but that's not true! Angela sits on the Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan Board, which provides healthcare coverage to Hillsborough residents who fall into the Medicaid Gap.
The Medicaid Gap, created by Governor Rick Scott when he reneged on his 2013 promise to expand Medicaid, is when people have incomes too low to qualify for healthcare subsidies, but too high to qualify for Medicaid. The Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan saves lives by providing healthcare access for thousands of people who fall into the Medicaid Gap.
Angela is committed to using her experience with the healthcare system to continue pursuing innovative ways to keep Hillsborough healthy, even when the State of Florida refuses to act.