JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's a decision Governor Rick Scott says will save the state almost two billion dollars, but it will also leave one million Floridians uninsured.
"My health could go bad, and I don't have coverage right now," said Abdella Bowlson.
54-year-old Abdella Bowlson can't afford to buy insurance, but she makes too much to qualify for medicare.
"You are in the middle, so they are not covering you," she said.
The Affordable Care Act would have expanded medicaid to cover one million more Floridians like Bowlson, but Governor Rick Scott is opting out of that provision.
"That's the choice that he has made, but it is a legal decision," said Florida Coastal Law Professor, Jennifer Millis.
The Supreme Court ruled that the government can require Americans to have health care. But they can't force states to cover more people by cutting the Medicaid money they already receive.
"You can't put a gun to the state's head. And you can't take away all of their funding," said Millis.
Governor Scott also said Florida was not going to set up a website that is supposed to help Floridians find and compare insurance policies.
Bowlson says both are bad decisions that make her sick to her stomach. "We need to find a way to help people like me without coverage," she said.
Right now there are 3.1 million people in Florida covered under Medicaid.