Broward leaders are blasting Florida Governor Rick Scott over the lack of Medicaid expansion in Florida.

 

State Representative Perry Thurston joined the Broward County Democratic Black Caucus of Florida and other healthcare advocates in demanding Scott push for Medicaid expansion for the state.

 

Thurston says the governor needs to accept the federal funds offered under Obamacare to insure millions of Floridians.

 

Scott has said he supports the expansion, but says Florida taxpayers would eventually be on the financial hook once the federal dollars start to dwindle.

 

The federal government would pay all the costs of Florida's expansion until 2020, but the funding would begin to taper off after that.

 

Scott and the Florida legislature have rejected $51 billion from the federal government to give health insurance to 750,000 low-income Floridians.

 

Republicans claim the federal government won't come through with the money, and Florida can't afford the expansion on its own.

 

 

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