|Sen. Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year’s legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.
Medicaid is a joint state-federal program, though most of the expansion called for under the Affordable Care Act would be funded by Washington. Florida Republicans have balked, arguing that in the future, the burden on state funds would become too great.
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