Florida sued the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday over the agency’s attempt to block the state government’s efforts to implement cost-sharing provisions for expanded child health insurance subsidies.
“This is something Florida cares deeply about,” Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Jason Weida told the Washington Examiner in an exclusive interview about the case. “We need to make sure that we’re there for [families], but we also have to watch out for the integrity of the program.”
Weida’s agency filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida for an immediate injunction in order to implement the expansion program while full adjudication is pending. Weida said he expects a preliminary hearing to be scheduled in the next couple of weeks.
The controversy began in June when Gov. Read more…