Perry Stands Firm on Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

Just six months ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were fishing together on Fox News, pitching then-presidential contender Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan and arguing that decisions about health care should be made by states, not the federal government.

On Wednesday, Scott reversed course, joining a growing number of Republican governors who are reluctantly embracing the key tenet of President Obama’s federal health reform — a sweeping Medicaid expansion.

“While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the cost,” Scott said at a press conference, “I cannot in good conscience deny Floridians that ...

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