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Rick Scott drops Medicaid expansion, hospital funds lawsuit

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is dropping a lawsuit against the Obama administration after reaching an agreement over federal hospital funds. State and federal health officials reached an agreement in principle earlier this week to continue funding Florida’s hospital low-income pool for two more years, but at a lower cost. Florida will receive $1 billion this year – about half of what the state had been receiving – and $600 million next year. In a statement Thursday, Scott said his lawsuit…

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