No one is the boss of FL Gov. Rick Scott!
This is good news for Florida, since Gov. Alien Eyes would probably set it up to make his buddies rich, not to help state residents. So having the feds set it up is a boon for poor
This is good news for Florida, since Gov. Alien Eyes would probably set it up to make his buddies rich, not to help state residents. So having the feds set it up is a boon for poor Floridians:
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Scott recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. But he went on national television on Friday night and said Florida will not take any steps to help carry out the overhaul.
Sunday we spoke to Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, and Congressman John Mica, R-Winter Park.
Senator Nelson and Congressman Mica expressed opposing views on Governor Rick Scott not complying with the Affordable Care Act.
"Florida does have a lot of folks that are uninsured," said Congressman John Mica. "I think what we need to do is repeal Obamacare and I think that will probably be on the first orders of business of the next Congress and hopefully a new President."
Mica went on to say, "We can put in place some measures that do provide access to affordable care and also address some of the needs that we have."
Nelson said, regardless of Governor Rick Scott's input, the Affordable Care Act is about lowering health care costs and the law will be implemented with or without Scott's help.
"The healthcare exchanges are going into effect under the law of this land in 2014. It clearly says if a state won't participate, then the federal goverment will come in and set up the health exchange and that's so you bring the rates down," explained Nelson.
Nelson said that most Americans would rather improve the law than get rid of it.
"Should I repeal it, or should I fix it? The Supreme County said it's constitutional, now let's go on about the process of making it work," Nelson concluded.
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We don't care about helping sick people - we're Republicans!
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Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested that "many" people who had purchased private insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act were basically deadbeats who "won't make a payment."