Could Florida Be Up Next in the Medicaid Expansion Queue?
Florida's Republican Governor, Rick Scott, tried and failed to expand Medicaid in 2013. Now, a coalition of hospital, business, and community leaders are advocating for private option-style expansion. CMS will have to decide how far it is willing to bend before President Obama leaves office.
Amid Managed Care Reforms, Alabama’s Governor Hints at Possible Medicaid Expansion
Fresh off re-election, Governor Robert Bentley moved this week to name 6 groups to coordinate managed care in Medicaid, as part of a cost-saving strategy he launched in 2012. But the bigger news has been his reversal on expanding the program; as in other Southern states, hospitals have been pressing for the change to solve fiscal problems.