Judging from his press availability this afternoon, it doesn't sound like Rick Scott will "do the right thing" as he claims he wants to by pushing for a Special Session to address Medicaid in Florida.
When asked, he said he didn't originally support it, but "it's the law of the land, so he supports it now, but he added "I said yes, the House said no. The House has already made a decision and they said no."
Meanwhile, thanks to inaction on Medicaid, Florida hospitals could stand to lose more than $10 million, according to rough estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services.
While they've decided that the poor and uninsured can just wait around until "maybe" next year for them to act on Medicaid, House Speaker Will Weatherford says there's also no rush to deal with the fact that House members pay not only a fraction of what everyone else does for their health insurance, but even less than state employees, he won't address that issue until next year either.
So, in summary, it sounds like the poor, the uninsured, and hospitals will continue to lose, and the legislature and Rick Scott don't care to do anything about it.
As for Will Weatherford, while Medicaid was there for his family when they needed it, he doesn't feel anyone else should have the same privilege, and while he and his House colleagues are benefiting from low, low insurance rates, the high rates anyone else must pay are of no concern to him.
In other words, it's good to be rich, and/or a Governor or House member. As far as they're concerned, anyone else in Florida can just die waiting around in the hopes that they will get around to doing their job some day.