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Florida Legislature’s Fight Over Medicaid


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The Florida House adjourned three days before the end of the session.

The Florida House and Senate have each passed a budget but there’s a big gap between the two budgets. A $4 billion gap.

The reason why lawmakers in the House and Senate are so far apart is a disagreement over healthcare, specifically whether or not to expand Medicaid now that a billion dollar fund for indigent care is going away.

To talk more about the budget and the prospects of Medicaid expansion 90.7’s Health Reporter Abe Aboraya and University of Central Florida Political Scientist Professor Aubrey Jewett join the program.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »

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