Florida Legislative Session Ends Without Deal On Medicaid Expansion

WFSU's Lynn Hatter, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "The question of whether Florida would expand its Medicaid program to cover more low-income people has been answered, and it's a 'no' — at least for now. The state legislature closed its regular session Friday without reaching an agreement to expand access to the program under the Affordable Care Act. To be revived in the near term, Gov. Rick Scott would have to call a special session of the Legislature. There has been no indication that he is willing to do that – or that he is close to a deal with state House Republicans that would warrant such a session" (Hatter, 5/3). Read the story.

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