Obama orders Rick Scott to expand Medicaid but without funds to do so

Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons to a TV mob family and personal pleas to Congress.

Key players in Tallahassee said the administration sped the path to a state budget pact by late June, even though it proposed a significant cut to the Low Income Pool (LIP), a program that helps Florida hospitals care for the poor and uninsured.

For weeks Mr. Scott harangued the Obama administration and even sued them in federal court, saying it was using Mafia-like tactics to force him to expand Medicaid instead of reauthorizing more than $2 billion in LIP funding. With no end in sight, the governor accused the federal Department of Health and Human Services of holding his state budget hostage as uncertainty over health care left a big hole in the plans.

The administration blinked Thursday, saying it could justify $1 billion for the program in the coming year and $600 million in fiscal 2017, casting it as breathing room for Florida to embrace Medicaid expansion or another system that extends medical coverage to the poor.

While it’s half what Mr. Scott requested, the concession from Washington gives state lawmakers a baseline to work with as they hammer out a spending deal.

“While we are still evaluating the effect of the new LIP funding level, this progress will greatly help the [state] House and Senate finalize allocations and pass a balanced budget that meets the needs of Floridians during the upcoming special session in June,” said House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, a Republican who credited Mr. Scott’s “tenacity” in negotiating with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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I hope Gov. Scott told Obama to kiss him where to Sun doesn't shine.This was what Obama wanted so tell him to fund it.

Obama would love to kiss some MALE ASS.

Obama is a thug and cannot order a governor to do anything.  He can withhold federal funds to a state to attempt to enforce his criminal agenda and people can die; but killing Americans is nothing Obama cares about.  He only cares about illegals and his brother muslims.  

ACORN BARRY JR. Survives because of useless douche bags like Mitch Mc Conell and the drunkard Boehnor



The unaffordable oblamea care is the biggest joke/sham/fraud ever perpertrated!  PA doesn't have the monies to pay for a "medicade expansion."  The peabrain and hairy reid didn't figure that out, how can we pay for something with money that we don't have?  Their math is ridiculous, yea, force the States to pay for it.  Bone headed wolf in sheep's clothing was on tv the other day pushing "legalization" of "medical" marijuana.  Just what we need, a bunch of cloudheads, more cloudheads stoned while driving.  No money, broke, bankrupt, and I can't buy your stupid ass insurance hussian Insane oblamea, the illegal immigrant fraud!

Why does Hussein (D) cutting welfare funds to Florida and making Gov Scott (R) his punching bag turn Gov Scott into a bad guy with the MSM? Even if Hussein promises some money or anything else, nobody trusts Hussein or Democrats or Congress. Wasn't Obamacare a big enough present to the welfare class from the working class or is Obamacare just a very expensive failure too? 

Robert -

It's money laundering plain and simple.

It's also a matter of fascism. Most think of fascism as the stomp of Nazi boots in the street, but here's a far better definition of it I found on the Internet.

Fascism is  an economic model in which the state dictates the allocation of privately held assets to achieve public policy goals. It'd seem that the federal government has been practicing this since Woodrow Wilson.

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USAF retired 1977-1999, mt home, RAF Lakenheath, bit burg, shaw, misawa, Seymour Johnson, along with many toys to Korea, Alaska, pi, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Netherlands, turkey, Spain, Italy.

M61A1, I served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1988. After OTS, pilot and navigator training (I tried to kill myself and my instructor in pilot training so the Air Force thought I'd be safer as a "naviguessr") at Lubbock and Sacramento, I went to 135 training at Castle, and survival at Fairchild.

After all the training, I went to KC-135s at Kincheloe (first son). After that I went to Eielson in RC-135s (first daughter). From there I had many tours to Japan, Okinawa, Guam, Thailand, Philippines, Mildenhall England, and Greece. After 4 years in AK I went to Offutt in NE (a daughter, son, and another daughter with 8 year gap between my first 2 and the last three).

Then I was sent to S. Korea for a short tour at Kunsan as an F-16 Command Post controller. From there I was sent back to Offutt for the rest of my career in Command Support Aircraft C-135s taking DVs on junkets around the US and Asia. I retired in the Omaha, NE area.

By the way, as a child I lived in Frankfurt Germany with my Army father.

Gov scott a hell of a better man than dictator wannabe Obama, he stood up and sued his sorry ass, why is it the GOP gives Obama what ever he wants, stop the SOB before he destroys our country, the damn muslim needs to be stopped while we still have a country to repair the damage. Say no to sharia law, let the law of the land convict Obama, then put his ass in jail for life.




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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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