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Florida Avoids Shutdown With Agreement On Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

(Adds close of special session, passage of budget) By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 19 (Reuters) - Florida legi...

Rick Scott's Fight Over Obamacare Puts State Budget In Peril

AP | By GARY FINEOUT and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death...

Obama Administration Snubs Rick Scott Proposal

AP | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, ...

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 ...

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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...

Shocking Findings About Circumcision In Florida

Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

This has to hurt: more and more older boys are getting circumcised in Florida. After Florida terminated Medicaid funding for infant circumcision, c...

They Only Pay $8.43 A Month For Health Care!

Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford said Monday lawmakers will wait until next year to "address" House members' drastically low health insurance pr...

Another Florida Republican Embroiled In Medicare Fraud Case

Tampa Bay Times | Mary Ellen Klas | Posted 07.09.2013 | Miami

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against the hospice company founded by Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, accusing the company of engag...

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GOP Infighting In Key States Imperils Health Care For The Poor | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Conservative Republican governors Jan Brewer of Arizona, Rick Scott of Florida and John Kasich of Ohio are battling with their own party members over ...

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...

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
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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 coverag...

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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
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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
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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
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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...

Florida's Struggles With Obamacare Mount

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and state legislators are really struggling with President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Scott, who made his nam...

Never mind! Rick Scott Backs Off Bogus Obamacare Projections

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) won't be touting a sky-high prediction of the cost of expanding Medicaid to more poor people under President Barack Obama'...

Rick Scott Makes Shocking Correction After Fudging Numbers

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott's administration has reversed course and conceded the optional Medicaid expansion allowed under President Obama's health-care law woul...

GOP Govs Reject Medicaid Expansion For Meager Wage Earners

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

MIAMI — Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought s...