FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration has reminded Florida lawmakers that it's not too late to expand Medicaid to more than 1 million residents in the state.

Health and Human Services officials laid out many of their same talking points during a telephone conference with reporters. The state will receive more than $50 billion in federal dollars and the feds will pick up the tab for the expanded Medicaid population for the first three years and 90 percent after that as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

When asked the reason for the call, officials said they're encouraged by the dialogue in the state on Medicaid expansion and wanted to join the conversation. But when pressed to see if they've had substantive conversations with Gov. Rick Scott or key House Republicans, officials sidestepped.

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