TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s doctors and nurses are weighing in on the fight over Medicaid expansion.
A group of health professional from Miami’s Jackson Health System traveled to Tallahassee last week to deliver flip-flops to Gov. Rick Scott and worn-out shoes to House leaders, who have claimed that only “Gucci loafer-wearing lobbyists” want Medicaid expansion.
The House and Senate budgets remain gridlocked in the final weeks of Florida’s legislative session over $1 billion in federal hospital funds. Scott and the House also oppose the Senate plan to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 low-income Floridians.
Scott once supported Medicaid expansion but recently said that he’s against it.