The statement: Says a federal plan to expand Medicaid would cost Florida taxpayers $26 billion over 10 years.
Rick Scott on Monday, January 7th, 2013 in a press conference.
The ruling: There is no doubt that Medicaid represents a significant part of the state’s budget, and that any plan to expand the system -- no matter how much the federal government pays for — could include additional costs to the state. But rather than have a fact-based discussion about the state’s responsibilities when it comes to health care, it appears that Scott and his staff are making strange assumptions to make the estimates higher than they actually will be.
We rate this claim: False.
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