Florida legislature continues to debate Medicaid expansion
Florida governor Rick Scott surprised many when he reversed his position on Medicaid expansion and decided to swim with the tide of the federally backed Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since then, the state legislature has battled over the topic and as of yet, will not proceed with the expansion, until a consensus is reached with the state’s House of Representatives.
That consensus may require a special session of the legislature, a move that the governor may or may not be willing to sanction.
If it moves forward, Medicaid expansion would bring $50 billion in federal money to the state over the next ten years, costing Florida $3.5 billion across that same span of time.
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