Miami Republican Files Bill To Expand Medicaid in Florida

January 26, 2014 3:08 PM

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Miami Republican Files Bill To Expand Medicaid in Florida

TALLAHASSEE -- It caused the equivalent of a food fight last year in the GOP-controlled Legislature, with Washington looming large over the debate, but some state lawmakers are steeling for a showdown again this year over expanding Medicaid -- the joint state-federal health care program for the poor.

The state Senate was in agreement over the benefits of using federal money under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act to insure more Floridians -- those still considered poor but making just enough to put them over the poverty line.

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