Kansas, Texas back Florida in Medicaid expansion fight

Kansas and Texas — two states that have not expanded Medicaid — will file friend-of-the-court briefs supporting Florida in the lawsuit it recently brought against the federal government for allegedly withholding money from the state to force it into expanding Medicaid, according to an Orlando Sentinel report.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott filed the lawsuit against the federal government last week, claiming HHS is using funding for the Low Income Pool healthcare program to leverage Florida into expanding Medicaid.

"I am glad Kansas and Texas are joining our fight against the Obama administration for attempting to coerce Florida into Obamacare expansion by ending an existing federal healthcare program and telling us to expand Medicaid instead," Gov. Scott said in a statement, according to the report.

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