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Gov. Rick Scott To Sue Feds Over Hospital Funding, Medicaid Expansion

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Republican Gov. Rick Scott plans to sue the federal government for allegedly coercing Florida to expand Medicaid, his office said Thursday.

"It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal healthcare dollars to Florida in an effort to force our state further into Obamacare," Scott said in a statement.

The announcement is but the latest round in an ongoing spat between Scott and the feds.

It centers around a $2.2 billion program known as the Low Income Pool, which provides funding to hospitals that treat uninsured patients. The program is scheduled to expire in June, unless the state and federal government can negotiate a successor program.

Read the entire story on MiamiHerald.com.