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Florida Gov. Rick Scott unsure about what to do after Supreme Court health care ruling

3:26 PM, Jun 28, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is unsure how Florida will comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld most of the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama.

Scott would not say Wednesday whether the state will opt out of an expansion of the Medicaid program that was ordered under the overhaul. The Supreme Court ruling makes it clear that states will not forfeit federal Medicaid money if they refuse to authorize the expansion.

Scott, who has been a sharp opponent of the health care overhaul, also could not say whether or not the state will set up its own health care market as required under the law.

Florida was the lead state in suing to overturn the overhaul and refused to accept millions tied to it.

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