Responding (almost prematurely) to Governor Rick Scott’s decision to implement a massive Medicaid expansion under the new federal health care law, House Speaker Will Weatherford released a statement reminding the Governor who’s boss.
“Governor Scott has made his decision and I certainly respect his thoughts,” said Weatherford. “However, the Florida Legislature will make the ultimate decision. I am personally skeptical that this inflexible law will improve the quality of healthcare in our state and ensure our long-term financial stability.
Continued Weatherford, “The House of Representatives has a bipartisan select committee that is currently meeting regularly on this issue. I look forward to the recommendations that our select committee will bring forth in the next few weeks. I am confident that our actions will be based on principle and rooted in facts.”