FL-Medicaid Battle Raging

On one side of the Capitol, a Big Blue mobile home pushing healthy life styles, on the other, buses from Orlando and Tampa bringing dozens of health care workers to push for expanded care.

"And we are the working class people. We're the ones who get left behind every time," said Paulet Harrison.

Up in the air is a plan to cover one point three million Floridians who don’t now have insurance, all at federal expense for the first three years.

Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown says ignoring the money is foolish.

"We have one million Floridians that need health care. Three years is completely paid for,” said Rep. Brown.

On the same side are the Governor and state Senate who want the money. The powerful House Speaker is saying no.

"I think that is one of the biggest issues that will have to either overcome or it's going to be a deal breaker whether or not we take the federal money," said Rep. Richard Corcoran.

So, in addition to this human presence, "We want to send a message to the House today, that that is unacceptable," said Roxey Nelson.

New TV spots are hitting the airways, trying to peel off GOP House members.

Governor Rick Scott has made it clear he thinks the coverage is important and that the House will eventually come around.

The clock is working against a solution. Just over two weeks remain in the legislative session.


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