Fla. House Passes Alternative To Medicaid Expansion

Law360, Miami (April 26, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The Florida House of Representatives on Friday set up a showdown between the legislative houses on how to extend health care coverage to the state's uninsured when it passed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act's federal Medicaid expansion that rejects any federal funding.

Following more than five hours of debate on the House floor Thursday, the representatives voted 71-45 to pass H.B. 7169, which would establish the Florida Health Choices Plus Program and cover about 115,000 disabled individuals and uninsured parents and caretakers of minor...
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