Florida Governor’s wife, Ann Scott, supports lack of action on Medicaid expansion

Share

The governor’s wife, Ann Scott, doesn’t express her own opinion on Medicaid expansion.

In 2013, Governor Scott said he supported expansion of the federal Medicaid program in Florida. But so far the state has not accepted the 51 billion federal dollars

The SEIU, or the Service Employees International Union, recently estimated that 720,000 Floridians are not covered between the current Medicaid program and the Affordable Care Act.

On Tuesday afternoon, WMNF asked Scott what she thought about the state of Florida opting out of expanding Medicaid, which would have closed the gap for several hundred thousand Floridians.

“I visit hospitals all around the state, but I leave policy questions to the governor. Even if we talk about it, I support his decision. So thank you.”

WMNF also asked Pam Sanders, Vice President of Women’s and Children’s Services at Tampa General Hospital if the lack of Medicaid coverage may be affecting the hospital’s patients, but she declined to answer. She also declined interviews of other members of Tampa General’s staff.

“Not here today.”

Ann Scott now says she’s overcome some fear of public speaking and finds it easier to interact with the public on her husband’s behalf.

“I’m definitely getting out to share the Florida Turnaround story with Floridians—all the good things that Rick has done since he’s been in office.”

The governor’s wife visited Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday. She was promoting her new journal titled “Live. Love. Learn,” to new mothers in the hospital’s post-partum unit.

You may also like

Middle East Shadow War, Florida Bans and “Civil War”

Patró Mabíli, ready to elucidate. Despite 2023 being deemed the...

Vaping Concerns, Black Mold Exposure, and More with Dr. Fred Harvey

In this episode of the "Healthy Steps Show" with Dr....

school classroom
Governor Ron DeSantis to Sign New Education Bill Focused on Enhancing Education and Preventing Political Interference

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question...

Tampa police, crisis center announce new program to address mental health crises

Listen: The week of April 15th is National Public Safety...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

The Morning Show Tuesday
Player position: