Florida governor fights Obama administration over healthcare funding

April 16, 2015 5:55 PM

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TALLAHASSEE/TAMPA, Fla., April 16 (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Thursday he will sue to stop U.S. health leaders from ending more than $1 billion in federal funding for low-income patients, arguing it stems from the state's refusal to expand Obamacare for the working poor.

Scott pledged to take legal action, but provided no details, amid an escalating fight between Florida's Republican leaders and President Barack Obama's administration.

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