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Red state Medicaid expansion no shock

Health Care Reform

Florida governor Rick Scott created a stir this week when he said he’d expand Medicaid as requested by the Obama administration. But health policy experts say it's hard for any governor to say no to billions of dollars in federal subsidies.


Florida Reverses, Taking Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion


Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a leading Republican critic of President Obama’s health care law, said he now supported a three-year expansion of Medicaid to cover more poor people.


Charlie Crist continues political makeover with Barack Obama endorsement

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent, continued his political makeover Sunday by endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-election and calling him “the right leader for our times.”


Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush rules out VP bid

Jeb Bush

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Thursday ruled out any chance he will be the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee this year and suggested he might have missed his best chance to run for president.


Florida to examine "stand your ground" law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is putting together a 17-member task force to look at the state law that allows someone to defend themselves.


McCain wins renomination, novice shines in Fla.

McCain wins renomination, novice shines in Fla.

John McCain sailed to nomination for a fifth Senate term Tuesday over an Arizona challenger with tea party support, while big-spending political novice Rick Scott beat an insider in Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary as voters split on the merits of establishment candidates vs. outsiders.


Florida governor to announce independent Senate run

Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who is trailing rival Marco Rubio in the race for the Republican nomination for the Senate, will announce on Thursday he will run as an independent in the November elections, media reports said on Wednesday.


Poll: Crist ahead in general election, trails in GOP primary - USA Today

Brace yourself for another round of speculation about whether Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will run as an independent for Senate. A Quinnipiac Poll out this morning shows Crist badly trailing former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in the GOP primary.


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