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Gov. Scott Meets with HHS Chief Sebelius to Talk Health Care

January 8, 2013

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, here in a 2009 meeting about the H1N1 flu, met with Gov. Rick Scott on Monday to discuss how Florida can comply with the federal Affordable Care Act. Photo by Pete Souza.By James Call, The Florida Current

Gov. Rick Scott said he had a productive meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday in Washington. Scott is lobbying HHS to approve a plan to overhaul Medicaid in Florida and said he discussed his concerns about expanding Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act.

“We had a great conversation with Sec. Sebelius today about how we can improve cost, quality and access in health care,” Scott said in a prepared statement released by his office. “I also asked Sec. Sebelius to approve our state’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care and long-term care proposals.” (more…)