Lawmakers block healthcare law

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Florida legislative leaders want to block spending and rules necessary to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Congress passed earlier this year. Florida has 3.8 million residents without medical insurance.

Already, state regulators has refused to impose minimum spending mandates that might generate refunds for consumers – but which health insurers say will hurt their profits. And Gov.-elect Rick Scott has also made clear he doesn’t want the state doing anything to help the law along, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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