No Medicaid decision from Fla. Legislature - FOX 35 News Orlando

No Medicaid decision from Fla. Legislature

Posted: Updated:

By KELLI KENNEDY and BRENDAN FARRINGTON
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Democratic leaders want Gov. Rick Scott to veto the state budget or call a special session after the Legislature adjourned without passing an expansion of the state's Medicaid plan.
 
House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston said some low-income Floridians are not benefiting from the budget.
 
In an unusual alliance, Scott, Senate Republicans, Democrats, Florida hospitals, health advocates and a diverse mix of business and labor groups all supported a bill that would have drawn down more than $50 billion from the federal government over the next decade. That would have allowed an estimated 1.1 million low-income Floridians to purchase private insurance.
 
But the Florida House leaders refused to consider that proposal, saying they didn't want to take funds tied to President Barack Obama's health care plan.

Follow us on Pinterest

 

FOX 35 Weather Authority

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices