Gov Scott Back In Washington For Expansion Of Federal Funds


Just days after flying to Washington in hopes of convincing the Obama administration to extend federal hospital funds, Gov. Rick Scott is back in the nation’s capital slamming federal health officials for denying his request. 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. 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.