Medicaid Fraud Veto Bothers GOP Lawmaker

Jul 11, 2014

While many didn’t notice Gov. Rick Scott’s line item veto of funding to investigate Medicaid fraud, the chairman of the Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee certainly did.

As the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reports, state Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, called the veto of $1.5 million for Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit “disappointing.” Approving the bill would have triggered $4.5 million match from the federal government, the Times/Herald reports. Scott’s office gave no reason why he vetoed the item.