- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida’s doctors and nurses are weighing in on the fight over Medicaid expansion.

A group of health professional from Miami’s Jackson Health System traveled to Tallahassee last week to deliver flip-flops to Gov. Rick Scott and worn-out shoes to House leaders, who have claimed that only “Gucci loafer-wearing lobbyists” want Medicaid expansion.

The House and Senate budgets remain gridlocked in the final weeks of Florida’s legislative session over $1 billion in federal hospital funds. Scott and the House also oppose the Senate plan to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 low-income Floridians.

Scott once supported Medicaid expansion but recently said that he’s against it.

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