Rick Scott said Wednesday he wants to expand Florida’s Medicaid program to add 1 million lower-income patients to the rolls, endorsing a key provision of President Obama’s federal health care overhaul that the Republican governor fought for years.
Scott announced his change of heart only hours after the Obama administration said it was close to finalizing approval of the state’s plan to revamp Medicaid by putting most of Florida’s 3.5 million patients into managed care plans.
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