Scott saves $65M Medicaid deal thanks to hospital CEOs

Gov. Rick Scott heeded hospital CEOs' calls for $65 million in "transitional payments" as the state moves to a new Medicaid payment system, according to the News Service of Florida. Fearing that Scott would slash the $65 million set aside for Medicaid for the upcoming fiscal year, 16 hospital and health system executives sent him letters, stating that if he approved the money, they wouldn't come back and ask him for similar funds next year. The move worked and Scott decided against vetoing the money, which was on the budget's chopping block. Article

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