October 22, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/30/2013

"Rancid food is better than no food at all."

-- Senate President Don Gaetz

With health coverage for one million Floridians hanging in the balance, time is running out on the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature to approve the health law’s Medicaid expansion this year. The focus is now on three Republican leaders who might cut a deal before the legislative session ends May 3.

Gov. Rick Scott reversed his earlier opposition and now supports taking $50 billion in federal funds over the next decade to expand coverage. House Speaker Will Weatherford opposes that idea and instead wants to spend $3 billion in state funds over that same period to help provide more limited coverage to 115,000 people. Senate President Don Gaetz, a former hospital administrator in Jacksonville who later founded a for-profit hospice company, said he not yet taken a position, but most Senate leaders want to accept the federal money and use it to put people into private coverage.

Kaiser Health News reporter Phil Galewitz sat down with Gaetz in his office in Tallahassee last week to discuss the issue.

Read the full Q&A from Kaiser Health News, here.

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