The U.S. government wanted to give Florida $50 billion in taxpayer money
Money you paid into the system through
To provide Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians who would otherwise go uncovered.
There was zero cost to the state for 10 years, after which we would have to kick in 10 percent.
Instead, Scott and the GOP blocked expansion and turned away the money, not because it was best for Florida, but because it was best for the GOP. Republican state legislators said no to free health care for 1 million Floridians, costing all of us taxpayer money in the end, as well as the associated jobs that would have been created.
And most importantly to most of us, costing lives.