TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott slammed a state House proposal that would use state dollars instead of federal dollars to expand health coverage to Florida residents.
Scott says the House plan costs Florida taxpayers on top of what they are already taxed under the President's new health care law. He says this would be a double hit to state taxpayers.
The House plan would provide 115,000 uninsured Floridians with health insurance coverage, costing the state $237 million. A Senate proposal would instead tap into billions of federal aid.
Scott said Thursday the Senate plan is in line with what he said he would support because it protects both state taxpayers and the uninsured in our state.
But it's unclear whether the House will be open to any health plan that relies on federal funds.