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Medicaid Expansion Vote Needs a Do-Over

Florida House Republicans blew it when they refused to accept $51 billion in federal funds to provide health coverage to more than 1 million of the lowest-income Floridians, and they're hearing about it from the business community now that they're back home, the Sarasota Herald-Tribuneeditorial board says.

If lawmakers want what is best for the state and its people, they'll agree to a do-over, a special session for Medicaid expansion, the editorial says. As theHerald-Tribune reported last week, a few lawmakers are beginning to make just such a suggestion.

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