Health care expansion is rejected in Florida

It was the third time that legislators had considered and spurned some version of health care expansion since passage of the Affordable Care Act, and it represented a victory for Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, who had changed his mind in the past on whether to support any such enlargement but was firmly opposed this time. (Source: The New York Times)

From The New York Times: In another rebuke of the Obama administration’s efforts to expand health care to the uninsured, Florida’s Republican-led House of Representatives soundly rejected a plan on Friday that state officials said would have covered as many as 650,000 residents.

One after another, opponents of the bill stood in the House chamber and called the measure an example of federal overreach, a too-expensive entitlement program and an offspring of President Obama’s health care law.

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