Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) directed a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, asking for information regarding the agency’s plan to oversee and administer Coronavirus-related funding for health care providers.
The Florida lawmaker also asked to ensure that taxpayer dollars are effectively being used, noting that health care providers need to be given the proper resources to keep Americans healthy.
In the letter, the former Governor of Florida stated that “the protection of taxpayer dollars is one of the most important roles of the federal government, and we must work to ensure that taxpayer funds are spent responsibly and that assistance is only provided to those in need.”
He also detailed that “this year’s federal budget deficit will be the largest in the history of our nation, in excess of the cumulative deficits for the first 200 years of our country’s existence.”
Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has already signaled that the sunshine state is ready to open up again albeit in a slow process.
However, moving forward, Senator Scott is stressing that the American people’s financial responsibility needs to be handled with care, reminding that “we must ensure taxpayer dollars are going to those that are truly in need during the Coronavirus.”