Attendees of Alliance Meeting Voice Their Opinions—8/24/11

The attendees at the Florida Alliance of Retired Americans gave vigorous support and endorsement for the Affordable Care Act. Regional director of the Department of Health and Human Services, Anton Gunn, stated, “Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the state of Florida has been awarded $110 million, and 255,000 people have been supported with prescription drugs.” However, Gunn also noted that Palm Beach County is “ground zero for Medicare fraud.” He added, “we have to staff a whole office and hire 68 new agents from the FBI Academy.” Among other suggestions, individuals also supported the idea of a single-payer health care system as well as a universal health care bill.

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