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Was Rejecting Medicaid Expansion The Right Move? Florida Reconsiders.05:29
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Lobbyists work in the rotunda between the Florida House and Senate chambers during session, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida House adjourned its annual session three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion. (Steve Cannon/AP)
Lobbyists work in the rotunda between the Florida House and Senate chambers during session, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida House adjourned its annual session three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion. (Steve Cannon/AP)
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The state legislature in Florida is stuck in a fierce battle that could be a preview of what's coming for other states.

Like many other Republican-dominated states, Florida refused to expand its Medicaid program when the Affordable Care Act was implemented in 2010.

Opponents of the program say Medicaid is broken, and expanding it won't really help residents. But advocates say it makes no sense for the state to turn down at least a billion dollars in federal money.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with reporter Wilson Sayre of WLRN in Miami about what's at stake in the Medicaid dispute.

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This segment aired on June 3, 2015.

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