TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Stating the move won’t make health care more affordable for Floridians, Gov. Rick Scott says the costs of a state health exchange could end up being greater than early estimates.
The Republican governor requested a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the issue.READ MORE: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
Scott has recently softened his staunch opposition to the federal health care law, but said he needs more information before making a decision. Scott had previously stated he would not go along with any parts of the health care overhaul that the state controls.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
Scott also strategically pushed his agenda in the letter, reminding Sebelius that the state has been waiting for more than a year for feds to sign off on a proposal to privatize Florida’s Medicaid program statewide.MORE NEWS: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
The Associated Press contributed material for this report.