Frustration over the Senate’s response to settle a health-care budget stand off led to Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s decision to stop the 2015 legislative session early, according to one of the speaker’s top lieutenants.
House and Senate leaders continued to swap offers on the broad outlines of a budget Friday, but remained far apart on more than just the numbers, with divisions remaining on the conditions for negotiations and the mechanics of how to bridge the differences.
The state agency responsible for Medicaid submitted a new proposal Monday to the federal government for up to $2.2 billion in health-care funding, but the move might be too late to break a budget impasse.
Governor Scott is comparing the Obama Administration to the Sopranos, accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the governor refuses to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 low-income families.
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding hospital funds because the state won’t expand Medicaid.
In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals.
Trying to build momentum amid continued opposition from House leaders, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians.
Florida is set to lose more than $1 billion in aid to hospitals around the state if doesn’t expand its Medicaid program.
Looking for ways to expand health-care coverage, a Senate committee next week is slated to consider a wide-ranging proposal that would set up a new insurance-exchange program, according to documents filed Thursday.