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

by Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times  |  published on May 25, 2015

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 redhawk

    May be Rick should just go on TV and FLIP OBOZO ” THE FINGER” without saying a word///…. and see what the Headinass MSM will Interpret that gesture as “MEANING”

  • billwhit

    This Muslim Sodomy Queen, Barack Hussein Obama, the Coward of Bengazi, can kiss my Veteran Backside when it comes to his ObambiCare crap! I will be so happy when we have an “American” President again, with American Values, such as Honor, Dignity, and Integrity! Obama has no Moral Compass, nor Morals at all, he is a typical Muslim who worships a Pagan Moon God and is a Homosexual Pervert too! Remember, in 2008, when Obama stated, about Ms Palin, “You can put lipstick on a Pig, but it is still a Pig!”? Well, the Rectum Sniffing Sodomy Queen, Obama, put lipstick on a Pig and called it Wife! May he see his last days soon! It will be a great day in America, a Day for Celebration, the Day we can read Barack Hussein Obama’s Obituary! I just pray it is very soon!

  • bobnstuff

    Scott can skim of medicaid the way he does with LIP, he can’t make money if people go to doctors instead of emergency rooms. Medicaid has to much checking of where the money is going to let the gaff flow. If people stay healthy Scott loses money. Can’t have that.

  • Robert McFate

    I thought blackmail was illegal. Guess Obummer thinks he’s above the law. O that’s right he makes and changes laws without congress.

    • The redhawk

      Black mail is just Everyday Practice of Chicago thugs ,,,,

  • John folsom

    Obama ,you Muslim SOB kiss my Ass

  • savage24

    For being a so called constitutional scholar, this president sure has a hard time understanding Article II of the Constitution. Just the fact that he is not living up to the oath of office he swore to, should be enough to be considered as a “high crime or misdemeanor”, but then, nobody else in this government lives up to the oath they took either. Dishonorable men and women running our country is a blueprint for disaster.

    • The redhawk

      but what he never said , as usual, Is ” WHICH CONSTITUTION” he Studied… If he did not someone else do it for him…

  • Gerry Costa

    Sounds like obozo’s plan to bankrupt every state. How do you expand something that costs billions of dollars when you DON’T have the billions to pay for it ???????? He is the worst ever.

    • The redhawk

      OBOZO is just the lowest form of Communism… LOWER even than Whale Crap on the bottom of the PACIFIC trench…the Haedinass that headsinass VOTED FOR…and we are STUCK WITH!!!!
      TIME fir the “I” procedure to be brought up if we can find enough Senators not totally BALLS FREE!!!

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