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Florida Medicaid Expansion

Florida House Rejects Plan To Expand Health Care For Hundreds Of Thousands

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics

The Florida House of Representatives voted Friday to reject a state Senate bill that would have expanded Medicaid for thousands, marking a victory for...

Florida House Republicans Give Up On Legislating, Leave Town Early

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Florida, man. The state House's Republican leadership didn't want to bring a Medicaid expansion bill that the Senate's Republicans support up for ...

Texas And Florida Expand Medicaid -- For Kids

Kaiser Health News | Phil Galewitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Florida and Texas snubbed the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for adults, but their states did broaden the program ...

Florida Becomes First State To Implement New Mental Health Strategy

Kaiser Heatlh News | Phil Galewitz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Seeking to improve care and lower costs, Florida this month became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people wit...

Why Conservatives Are Willing to Let People Like Charlene Dill Die

Terrance Heath | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Terrance Heath

It's a stretch to say that Charlene Dill died because Florida Republicans rejected the Medicaid expansion. Dill died because of an untreated heart condition. Even if Florida had expanded its Medicaid program, she might still have died. But access to health care, treatment and medications would have given her a fighting chance.

This Woman Didn't Have To Die, But Florida Refused To Expand Medicaid

Orlando Weekly | Billy Manes | Posted 04.09.2014 | Miami

Charlene Dill didn’t have to die. On March 21, Dill was supposed to bring her three children over to the South Orlando home of her best friend, K...

Former Florida Governor Hammers Rick Scott For Failing To 'Lift A Finger' On Medicaid Expansion

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) criticized Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday for his failure to expand Medicaid in the Sunshine State, accusing t...

Crist: Because Of Rick Scott, 'Six People In Florida Die Every Day'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist (D) criticized his rival in the 2014 gubernatorial race on Friday, saying six people die every day because of cu...

Jeffrey Young

Millions Are Now Realizing They're Too Poor For Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling and staunch Republican resistance, Marc Alphonse, an unemployed 40-year-old Marine veteran who is essentially homeles...

Republican Files Bill To Expand Medicaid in Florida

The Tampa Tribune | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 03.27.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- It caused the equivalent of a food fight last year in the GOP-controlled Legislature, with Washington looming large over the debate, bu...

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

After Denying Medicaid Expansion, State May Ask For Money Anyway

Times/Herald Bureau | Tia Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — Months after Florida lawmakers rejected $51 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid, state officials are prepared to re...

Florida's Latest 'Blatant And Shameful' Move

Posted 09.12.2013 | Miami

Florida has issued an order that will prevent residents from finding out how they can sign up for expanded subsidized health insurance at county healt...

State Dems Want Special Session Over Contentious Issue

Tampa Bay Times | Tia Mitchell | Posted 07.07.2013 | Miami

Pressure is mounting on Gov. Rick Scott to call a special session to end the Legislature's impasse on Medicaid expansion. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and th...

Uninsured Health Care Workers Push For Medicaid Expansion

Sun Sentinel | Maria Mallory White | Posted 06.20.2013 | Miami

It's an expensive irony: Health care workers who can't afford health insurance, but in Florida that is the plight of some full-time employees of local...

Rick Scott Blasts GOP Proposal

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Members of the more conservative Florida House released their alternative plan to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act last week. So far, ...

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Senate's 'Florida Plan' Hits the Sunshine, Texas Hits Bottom

Gary Stein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.

What's Up With Health Reform?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

What is actually going on with health reform? Is it really going to happen? Yes it is. But it will mean different things for different people. Here's what it might mean for some of you.

States Rejecting Key Obamacare Provision Could Cost Employers $1 Billion

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

When the Supreme Court last year upheld the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, they ruled that states could decide whether or not to ad...

Florida Legislators Reject GOP Gov. Rick Scott's Medicaid Expansion Bid

Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have taken a long journey from professional Obamacare antagonist to would-be Medicaid expander but he apparently didn'...

Florida Medicaid Expansion Suffers Big Setback

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 4 (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott's plan to expand Medicaid coverage to cover about...

Jeffrey Young

Rick Scott's Long Journey From Obamcare Hater To Medicaid Expander, In His Own Words | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has said a lot about President Barack Obama's health care reform agenda over the last four years. After making his nam...

Rick Perry And Bob McDonnell Don't Care What Rick Scott Does

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

If you were expecting Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott's huge about-face on health care reform's Medicaid expansion to inspire other stalwart Obamacare opp...

Hospitals Push Florida GOP Legislators To Back Obamacare

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

If there was ever one thing that would compel Republican state leaders to set aside their political and ideological opposition to President Barack Oba...

Rick Scott's Decision On Medicaid Expansion Is Not To Make One

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has passed on an opportunity to decide whether his state will expand Medicaid to more poor people under President Barack O...