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Sheriffs Seek Inmate Medical Bill Relief

March 18th, 2010 by flanews

County Sheriffs from all over the state were in Tallahassee today asking lawmakers to help them with their budgets.

The sheriffs are seeking legislation that would lower the cost of health care for inmates. The Florida Sheriffs Association President Bill Farmer says lowering costs to Medicaid levels would save taxpayers millions.

Weve been paying too much for medical. We would like the state to pass legislation that would get inmate medical down to what Medicaid pays and reimburses, said Farmer.

The Association is also opposing legislation that would allow county commissioners to settle pay dispute between sheriffs and deputies.

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