Rubio Wary of Scott’s Medicaid Expansion
Senator Marco Rubio is distancing himself from Florida governor Rick Scott, who recently expanded his state’s Medicaid program. Rubio’s position is shared by former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who reportedly told state lawmakers that he is against the expansion.
“Governor Scott made a difficult decision that highlights the need for reforming Medicaid and giving states more flexibility,” said Alex Conant, Rubio’s spokesman, in a statement. “Specifically, Senator Rubio is concerned that without future reforms, the decision will leave the state of Florida on the hook for billions of dollars of unfunded mandates in the future. Senator Rubio remains committed to repealing Obamacare and reforming Medicaid.”