Gov. Rick Scott keeps repeating Medicaid-expansion cost estimates that he knows are wrong, according to a series of e-mails among state officials obtained by Health News Florida.

Gov. Rick Scott says he opposes expanding Florida Medicaid because it would cost too much: $63 billion over 10 years, he says, with the state paying $26 billion of that.

But those numbers are based on a flawed report, state budget analysts say. A series of e-mails obtained by Health News Florida shows the analysts warned Scott’s office the numbers were wrong weeks ago, but he is still using them. He cited them in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed on Sunday and at at a Washington press conference on Monday (see YouTube video).

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/01/fl-health-news-rick-scott-intentionally-touting-false-medicaid-obamacare-numbers.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Rick Scott (intentionally?) touting false Medicaid-Obamacare numbers
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