Florida Governor Opposes Medicaid Expansion Over Uncertainty of Program Funding
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has said he now opposes Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, citing concerns that the federal government would not uphold its funding commitment. The Florida House and Senate each have passed conflicting budget proposals, with the state Senate measure featuring an alternative Medicaid expansion plan that would allow residents to purchase private coverage through a state-run exchange using Medicaid expansion funds under the ACA.
- "Fla. Gov. Scott's About-Face on Medicaid Dims Expansions Hopes" (Dickson, "Vital Signs," Modern Healthcare, 4/6).