Medicaid Expansion Divides Florida GOP

As the Florida legislature convened this week, House Speaker Will Weatherford helped rally fellow Republicans opposed to expanding the state's Medicaid coverage to more than a million low-income residents, but he also acknowledged that his own family benefitted from a program for low-income families without health insurance.

The dispute over the Medicaid expansion sanctioned by the federal health law has engulfed the state Republican Party, which controls the House, Senate and governor’s office, and left the fate of expansion in doubt.

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Source: Kaiser Health News