Fla. Senate Panel Says No To Medicaid Expansion

Law360, Miami (March 11, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A select committee in the Florida Senate on Monday rejected expanding Medicaid under the president's health reform law but instead threw its weight behind a newly formed proposal to give currently uninsured low-income residents vouchers for private insurance.

Despite Republican Gov. Rick Scott's support for a limited, three-year expansion of Medicaid with federal funding, the Senate's Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act voted 7-4 against expanding the program, with members voicing concerns over the expense and saying they did not want to...
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