Florida could become second-largest state to expand Medicaid

March 10, 2015

The GOP-controlled Florida Senate unanimously approved a bill that would accept federal dollars under ObamaCare to expand eligibility for Medicaid. The passage of the bill, which has been eyed by other GOP state lawmakers who have resisted the expansion, sets up the second showdown in the House in as many years. The Senate previously pushed through a Medicaid expansion bill in 2013, though it was rejected by the House. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican who was narrowly reelected last fall, has said he would support Medicaid expansion if the bill reached his desk.
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