The State House Appropriations Committee’s approved a smaller Health Choices Plan for the state’s poor, instead of a federally funded expansion of Medicaid. There are, however, two other plans to provide health coverage for Florida’s poor. One uses federal money and gives residents vouchers to buy their own private insurance; and another less comprehensive plan that skips federal funding. Gov. Scott – who favors Medicaid expansion – and likes the voucher proposal. The Herald-Tribune reports a Medicaid expansion would cover up to 1.1 million residents. The state-funded plan, would cover 115,000 residents. The first year’s costs were approved by the committee at nearly $25 million.