Report: Gov. Scott, Feds Reach Deal On Medicaid Expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday called for a 5pm ET press conference on Wednesday to announce that the Sunshine State would be expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. Scott reportedly made the decision after receiving a waiver from the federal government allowing the state to privatize the program, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Hours after the federal government agreed to grant Florida a conditional waiver to privatize Medicaid statewide, Gov. Rick Scott appears ready to endorse a plan to conditionally expand the health care program to about 1 million Floridians or more.

Watch his announcement live on “channel 7” here.