Scott Brings Medicaid Message to D.C.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other Republican leaders see an opportunity to revamp the Medicaid program as President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Among the often-discussed ideas: turning Medicaid into a block-grant program that would offer more decision-making power to states.

Scott is scheduled to take part Thursday afternoon — the eve of Trump’s inauguration — in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee roundtable discussion about Medicaid reforms, according the governor’s office.

A story Wednesday on the Detroit News website indicated other Republican governors, including Rick Snyder of Michigan, also will take part. Here is a link to the Detroit News story.