TV News LIES

Thursday, May 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) After saying no to feds on Medicaid expansion, Florida may ask for more federal money

After saying no to feds on Medicaid expansion, Florida may ask for more federal money

E-mail Print PDF

Rick ScottMonths after Florida lawmakers rejected $51 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid, state officials are prepared to request billions in new federal aid for a different program to improve care for the poor, uninsured and under-insured.

But this cash grab, for whatever reason, has yet to ignite a political furor.

State officials want to grow their Low Income Pool (LIP) program from $1 billion a year to possibly $3 billion a year, said Justin Senior, deputy secretary for Medicaid at the Agency for Health Care Administration. The additional money could be used to help hospitals cover charity care, provide premium support for low-income Floridians or expand current healthcare programs.

“Our feeling at the agency is that there are opportunities here to make the LIP program larger,” Senior recently told lawmakers, who didn’t object. “We have talked with the federal government about that, and the federal government, by and large, they seem generally receptive to the possibility of it.”

TVNL Comment:  They'll ask for the money and give it a different label. What infantile hypocrisy.  So, what else is new?

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Details of new NFL national-anthem policy appear to show league caved to Trump

NFL caves to TrumpThe NFL approved a new national-anthem policy on Wednesday in response to ongoing player protests that...

Michael Avenatti Accuses Cohen’s Lawyers of Leaking Audio Recordings Featuring Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti accuses Cohen lawyer of leakingThe legal team for President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney may be leaking audio recordings that...

American Novelist Philip Roth, Author Of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' Dies At 85

Phillip Roth dies at 85 Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for...

Study: 4.6 Million American Kids Live in Homes With Unlocked, Loaded Guns

4.6 million kids live in homes with unlocked, loaded guns A country where one in three households owns guns is a country where a lot of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!