Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Our digest of, and commentary on today's Florida political news and punditry follows.

"Lawmakers berate his top Medicaid expert"

"The state Senate’s budget panel unanimously cleared its version of Medicaid expansion on Tuesday, adding new triggers that would end the program if federal funding falls below certain levels." "Senate panel steers clear of ‘entitlement’ in health plan." See also "Lawmakers slash Gov. Rick Scott's tax cuts and berate his top Medicaid expert." See also "Senate Committee Gets Intense With AHCA Official Over Medicaid Expansion."

The Tampa Bay Times editorial board: "25 reasons to take money for Medicaid expansion."

"Thanks to the Legislature"

The Tampa Bay Times editors: "Floridians without health care thanks to the Legislature."



"1.3 million Floridians could lose"

"If Obamacare subsidies are voided by Supreme Court, 1.3 million Floridians could lose out."

Meanwhile . . . back in Tally

"Florida lawmakers may not cut taxes as much." See also "Rick Scott Calls Trimmed Tax Cut Package 'Positive'" and "Florida House panel approves tax cut proposal."

"Florida Strong"

"Florida Strong Attacks Florida House for 'Costly' Early Adjournment."

GOPer candidates praise Rick Scott

"Potential GOP presidential candidates make their cases." See also "GOP candidates court Scott’s support at Orlando event," "Economy, Economy, Economy, as Rick Scott Hosts GOP Presidential Hopefuls" and "Republican presidential hopefuls talk economy, heap praise on Florida Gov. Rick Scott."

Scott vetoes consumer protections

"Gov. Rick Scott vetoes Citizens Property Insurance consumer protections."