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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Hey this is great to get 1 billion from the federal government for expansion of medicare the first year and than in the second year 700 million and the third year the tax payers of florida will have to pay one billion and every yeard after that.  How much more in taxes can we take on our shoulders..

Rick Scott should do what is best for this state.  No matter how evil Obama is.

Why? Since the State is merely an administrative unit of the NATIONAL government with our dear leader being the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of the country, why should Scott disobey Herr Obama? Also, it's racist to show disrespect to Herr Obama.

Satire folks. ;-)

All governors should be telling Obama, ' Is U crazy Naggs? Tell him to,  'go screw yourself you half black muslim ass O '.

Archie Bunker, are you a progressive agent provocateur trying to make true conservatives look bad with your display of racism?

Barry lacks the authority and he knows it.

He wants Florida to go bankrupt too - so he can take that state over too.

(those sea ports are personally worth millions in those greedy little pockets of his and his twisted hateful mind has a "plan" re hop skip jump from Cuba into the USA) 

We need every state to break from Washington, this sob is doing what he can to destroy our country, we need to turn the table on him, destroy barrack h Obama any way we can. Kick his sorry ass out of the White House, then out of the good ole USA.

A Counter Revolution!!! Counter Revolutionaries Arise! Begin resisting the Communist! Police and soldiers, please do like the Filipinos did to Marcos...ignore his orders and abandon him. When the Useful Idiots riot, protect businesses etc but don't stand between them and the Counter Revolutionaries; let the rioters taste some sweet defiant conservative resistance.

N U L L I F I C A T I O N !  --  Then an ARTICLE V Convention.

yes'am Master, what ever you say!!!!!!

Love the satire. However, we have to remind the NATIONALISTS that we are supposed to have a FEDERALIST government. The Sovereign States are the masters of the federal government which they created.

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SICK: Anderson Cooper Says Demographic Decline Of White Americans Is “Exciting”

“It’s an exciting evolution.”

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper said during an interview with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos that he found the demographic decline of white people “exciting”.

“The idea that, you know, whites will not be the majority, I mean, that’s — it’s an exciting transformation of the country, it’s an exciting evolution and you know, progress of our country in many different ways,” said Cooper.

Ramos agreed that whites becoming a minority in America was inevitable and a positive development.

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Anderson Cooper barely able to contain his excitement about Whites becoming a minority.

Not thrilled about being replaced in the country your ancestors founded: you're a "Supremacist"

Understand White People, you're already in a race war.

“There’s nothing really they can do against this incredible demographic revolution. And in 2044, everyone is going to be a minority,” he said.

The media has repeatedly asserted that even raising the “conspiracy theory” of “the great replacement” or the demographic decline of white people puts you on a par with mass shooters and terrorists.

However, it’s apparently completely fine to talk about the issue so long as you proclaim the demographic decline of whites to be a positive thing.

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