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.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Man Accused Of Killing Ryan Rogers Could Have Faced Two Decades In Prison For Prior Crime
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.READ MORE: Glenneisha Darkins Perseveres During Art Week Despite Challenges
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.MORE NEWS: New Warning For Parents Regarding Omicron COVID-19 Variant
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