The Florida legislature rejected Medicaid expansion. This is not a good precedent.
When Governor Rick Snyder announced his support for Medicaid expansion in Michigan, most Republicans (and Democrats) were shocked. Almost as shocked as they were when Florida Governor Rick Scott did the same, considering what a vocal opponent he’d been of Obamacare.
But credit to both Republicans for putting aside politics and doing what’s right for the citizens of their states. Too bad their Republican-controlled legislatures don’t feel the same way.
Last Friday, the Florida legislature adjourned after passing a budget that did not include the funds necessary to support Medicaid expansion.
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