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TALLAHASSEE — More than 6,000 poor, disabled, or elderly Floridians who applied for home- and community-based services died during a 12-month period while they were on waiting lists for those services, state data shows.
POLITICO Florida requested the data from the Department of Elder Affairs after Rep. Mark Pafford, a Democrat from West Palm Beach, asked House health care budget chief, Rep. Matt Hudson, for that information during a committee hearing last week. Hudson told Pafford that he did not have the data and that Pafford needed to request the information from the state.
Pafford plans to press House leaders on the waitlists during budget debate on the floor on Wednesday.