Jim and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will cover a variety of topics, including Medicaid expansion and the governor’s decision to sue the federal government. The two will also discuss the announcement this week by Sen. Marco Rubio that he is running for President, and whether Lopez=Cantera is thinking about his own possible Senate run.
With less than a month until the 2015 Florida legislative session adjourns, Jim and his guests look at what the might or might not accomplish, specifically in regards to casino gambling and Medicaid expansion.
In a flip flop from Rick Scott, the governor now says he is opposed to the state expanding Medicaid.
Charlie Crist has berated Gov. Rick Scott for not accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid; the state and federally funded program that provides medical care to the poor.
The Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health law is becoming a major issue in the 2014 gubernatorial race.
The Florida Legislature’s opposition to anything related to the Affordable Care Act is well documented, but a group of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from South Florida will still try to change that attitude.
As many other Republican-led states grudgingly begin to implement forms of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the prospects for expansion in Florida is looking increasingly grim.
The GOP-led Florida Legislature quickly rejected Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act a few years ago, but the decision may impact a key Republican constituency, businesses.
Hialeah Republican state Senator Rene Garcia is once again trying to secure $51 billion in Medicaid funding available to the state under the Affordable Care Act.
As of Wednesday, the much maligned Affordable Care Act went into full effect across the country. The law fundamentally shifts parts of the health care industry and open the door for millions of uninsured Americans to finally afford health care.