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Scott Likely to Support Negron Plan

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Gov. Rick Scott told Tia Mitchell of the Times/Herald bureau on Tuesday that he is very likely to support passage of  "Healthy Florida," a plan devised by Sen. Joe Negron that will be discussed in committees Thursday. It is designed to accomplish the same goals as Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act without using traditional Medicaid.

Among the goals are: covering roughly 1 million of Florida's lowest-income working adults and receipt of an estimated $51 billion in federal funds to cover most of the cost in the next decade.

For more information on Negron's plan, see Health News Florida's coverage.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.