Brownback should follow Scott’s lead on Medicaid

There likely was no governor who opposed federal health care reform more than Florida Gov. Rick Scott (in photo). But when it came to deciding whether to allow a federal expansion of Medicaid, Scott put the interests of citizens before his own ideology and preferences – as Gov. Sam Brownback also should do. Scott said last week: “Quality health care services must be accessible and affordable for all – not just those in certain ZIP codes or tax brackets.… While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the cost of new people in Medicaid, I cannot, in good conscience, deny the uninsured access to care.”