Governor Scott Pushes For Healthcare For Floridians
WASHINGTON (AP) - Both sides are saying it was a productive meeting after Florida Gov. Rick Scott sat down with the Obama administration's top health care official Monday to talk coverage, costs and Medicaid reforms.
Scott met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the federal health law and two pending requests from Florida for changes to its Medicaid program.
Sebelius encouraged Scott to partner with Washington in setting up a new health insurance market for Florida. Scott pressed for approval of Florida's Medicaid requests.
And the two discussed Scott's concerns about the cost of expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people under the new health care law.
The Republican governor softened his criticism of so-called "Obamacare" after the election, saying he is willing to work with federal officials.
- Former Florida prisons chief criticizes Gov. Scott
- Gov. Scott Appoints 5 New Members To State Board Over Universities
- Gov. Scott approves 3 sales tax holidays
- Gov. Scott Proposes a Cut in Annual Corporate Filling Fees
- Gov. Scott Angry Over Air Traffic Control Furloughs
- Gov. Rick Scott Listens to Bradford County Citizens
- Governor Scott Rescheduled Gore Execution For October
- Governor Scott Comes To North Central Florida
- Governor Scott Enlists Support from Board of Education
- Governor Scott Full Interview