Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Monday reversed his position on Medicaid for the second time in two years, announcing that he will not support expansion of the public insurance that would give health coverage to more than 800,000 low-income Floridians.
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would take no action if the Affordable Care Act is gutted as the U.S. Supreme Court decision that could cut off access to affordable health care for millions looms.
As Democrats struggle to take back the heavily Republican-dominated state legislature, reproductive rights and health-care access are sure to play out as central issues for both Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his likely opponent Charlie Crist.
The Florida legislature gave final approval on Friday to a bill that would further restrict later abortions in the state.
The bills passed on Friday include one that would restrict access to later abortion in the state, and another bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus during an attack on a pregnant woman.