Florida House Rejects Medicaid Expansion During Special Session On Friday

By  //  June 6, 2015

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Senate has supported accepting Medicaid expansion

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With the Florida House rejecting Medicaid expansion on Friday at the close of the first week of a special session, groups across Florida reacted to the vote. (Sunshine State News image)

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS – With the Florida House rejecting Medicaid expansion on Friday at the close of the first week of a special session, groups across Florida reacted to the vote.

The debate over accepting federal dollars for Medicaid expansion set up under President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law divided the two chambers of the Legislature during the regular session.

Despite both being under Republican control, the Senate has supported accepting Medicaid expansion while the House stood with Gov. Rick Scott against it.

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