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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott was back in Washington, D.C. Tuesday slamming federal health officials for denying his request to extend federal hospital funds.

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The Obama administration wants the Florida governor to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 Floridians, but the Republican governor doesn’t want to accept any money tied to Obama’s health law — including Medicaid expansion funds. Instead, they want the Obama administration to expand federal funds, which help hospitals that care for Medicaid and uninsured patients.

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Neither side is backing down, and the fight is garnering national attention, with Scott now suing the Obama administration and comparing them to the fictional mob family the Sopranos.

Scott also met with members of Florida’s congressional delegation on Tuesday, asking them to join his crusade.

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