House rejects Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange

June 05, 2015

The Florida House rejected a Medicaid expansion compromise that even supporters admitted had its flaws and was seemingly doomed to fail almost from the start. The bill, which tore apart the regular session as the House and Senate bitterly disagreed, was voted down after a nearly seven-hour debate during which nearly 60 lawmakers spoke. The vote came on the fifth day of a special session that was required after the House and Senate failed to pass a budget during their regular 60-day session. The two chambers were divided over healthcare, including whether to expand healthcare coverage.