During a stop at a Miami-area Sedano's, Gov. Rick Scott talks about using what PolitiFact called "false" Medicaid budget numbers that claimed the program for the poor will cost Florida $26 billion over the first 10 years under Obamacare.
"As you know Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration put out their estimate of what the expansion would cost just for Florida taxpayers and it's over $26 billion," Scott said Monday.
Turns out, that number was wildly inflated in the eyes of Florida budget experts. Scott was warned weeks ago that he was using inaccurate numbers that could breach state law if they were used.Then, his agency reversed course/relented and lowered the price-tag to the state to $5.1-$9 billion.