Similar programs in Texas were rejected.
A top Senate Republican is worried about the future of a $1.8 billion Medicaid hospital financing program after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently shot down similar funding proposals in Texas.
“It is a big deal. It is a tremendously big deal,” Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Aaron Bean told Florida Politics.
The loss of all this money could complicate an upcoming Legislative Session during which lawmakers are expected to be awash in cash and pressed to set aside appropriations for long-standing needs. Gov. Ron DeSantis just this week announced nearly $500 million in new spending proposals, including raises for state law-enforcement officers.