Amy Baker

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12:23 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Legislative Analysts Told Scott His Medicaid Estimates Are Wrong (But He's Using Them Anyway)

Scott embraces controversial AHCA report.
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The state’s chief economist has warned the staff of Gov. Rick Scott that his Medicaid cost estimates are wrong, but Scott keeps using them anyway, according to e-mails obtained by Health News Florida  (Update: Scott to Look at Other Estimates).

Scott says he opposes expanding Florida Medicaid because it would cost too much: $63 billion over 10 years, he says, with the state paying $26 billion of that.

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