One month after session, still little hope of Medicaid deal
A news report about a Tiger Bay meeting attended by two House Republicans seemed to leave the door open to a potential Medicaid expansion compromise. But the reality is lawmakers are no closer to a deal than when session ended last month.
Here is more from a story in Saturday's paper:
Two House Republicans unwittingly revived hopes this month that lawmakers could compromise on a proposal to expand Medicaid.
"Lawmakers say Medicaid expansion not dead," read the headline in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, highlighting comments from Manatee County Reps. Greg Steube and Jim Boyd.
But the reality is no different today than it was when the legislative session ended:
Medicaid expansion, or some alternative, remains a long shot.
"All I was simply trying to say was, we all agree it's an important issue," Boyd told the Times/Herald about his remarks at a June 6 luncheon. "We thought we had a pretty good plan."