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Thurston: Foot-dragging on Medicaid will cost state money and lives

Minority Leader Perry Thurston said Friday lack of vision of the Legislature and foot-dragging on Medicaid could harm the state economy and working Floridians without health insurance. File photo by Bill Cotterell.

Across the country, state leaders are debating whether to expand Medicaid as called for under the federal Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law said it was up to the states whether to expand the federal-state health care program for the poor.

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