It is not quite a done deal yet. Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford and Attorney General Pam Bondi both announced serious reservations to Scott's decision. But even if the expansion still somehow stalls, Scott's retreat is already resonating in the national debate.
Like other governors who have also accepted this deal, Scott acts as if this is newly found money. But it isn't. It is taxpayer money, much of it from his own state's citizens. Florida would be adding about 1 million beneficiaries to one of the costliest government programs. According to Congressional Budget Office data, that could cost federal taxpayers about $58 billion over the next decade.
Ultimately, Floridians will face a higher burden, too, as the federal government draws down the subsidies. By that time, though, Scott will most likely be retired himself. Paying for this mess will be somebody else's problem.
— The Washington Examiner