Skip to comments.Florida to expand Medicaid under health overhaul
Posted on 02/21/2013 6:39:28 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama's plan.
Scott said he will ask the Legislature to expand the program under a bill that would expire in three years, after which it would require renewed legislative support. He's the seventh Republican governor so far to propose expanding the taxpayer-funded health insurance program.
Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs, which is the deal offered to states by the Obama administration for the first three years. After that, the federal government said it would pay 90 percent of the cost for the additional enrollees.
The governor said he gained new perspective after his mother's death last year, calling his decision to support a key provision of the Affordable Care Act a "compassionate, common sense step forward," and not a "white flag of surrender to government-run healthcare."
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and our tax money went to pay for the SCOTUS law suit, and this was decided in favor of the States, and Scott throws it all away
wonder if our legislature can be dissuaded from going along with this
The whores fall in line under Pimp 0bama.
“”Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs””
AND just where does he think the federal government is going to get the money? Does he not know - THEY HAVE SPENT OUR MONEY and there is NO MORE!
as if it makes a difference if the state or feds pay for it, it’s going to cost the same when the other states get it too
FL House speaker and state AG express reservations about Scotts Medicaid decision
Rick Scott followed John Kasich because who turns 100% federal payment of Medicaid costs? With no prospect ObamaCare is going to be repealed, he did what he thought was best for his state.
Polls must look bad for Scott, he is going full RINO. I expect he will lose to Crist next year.
This is why I left the Republican Party. Mark and Rush can keep pushing the “We must remain a party” Bull sh*t all they want. I need Rush and Mark to tell us what remaining Republicans has gotten us? NOTHING!
i’d love to see this rejected in the legislature
Mark Levin schools Charles Krauthammer on why its not honorable for governors to expand Medicaid
All h3ll is going to break loose come October when folks start taking Obamacare penalties seriously. This increase will not be enough and the system will collapse under its own weight when 40% of Florida applies for Medicaid.
Hey Governor Scott, can you say, “One and Done”?
Look at this hot mess from Ohio....
on Facebook “Conservatives for Expanding Medicaid in Ohio”
And now because of this, he is going to get trounced.