No Medicaid expansion as Florida legislative session ends

One of the most populous states in the nation is still apparently paralyzed about whether or nor to expand its Medicaid enrollment as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reported Kaiser Health News. The Florida legislature ended its session last week without voting on expanding Medicaid, despite support for doing so by its Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Such an expansion would insure as many as 1 million Floridians and cost the Sunshine State $350 million a year over the next decade--while bringing in another $50 billion in federal funds. Scott could call a special session of the legislature to debate the matter, but he has shown no indication of doing so, and does not appear to have the votes to get such a bill passed anyway, KHN noted. Article

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