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Florida´s Rick Scott´s Signs on
to Obamacare´s Medicaid Expansion

Atlantic Magazine, by Elspeth Reeve

Original Article

Posted By:Rakasha, 2/20/2013 6:29:11 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced he will accept federal funds to expand Medicaid for three years on Wednesday, after which the law would have to be reauthorized. "I cannot in good conscience deny Floridians to healthcare," he told reporters. The decision adds him to the list of conservative Republican governors who accepted the expansion even though the Supreme Court ruled that states could refuse to go along with the measure to provide health care to the poor without losing existing federal funding. Scott accepted the expansion in exchange for a federal waiver to allow the state to privatize Medicaid,

Comments:
*sigh*

There is a map at the bottom of the article showing where the states currently stand.

Instructions for splitting headline in RED on posting page. Source corrected. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/20/2013 6:35:34 PM     (No. 9187654)

Damn! When politicians get a chance to do what they say is "the thing America needs," and then, when the rubber hits the road, they do what´s best for their career...Why should we even bother worrying about the health of the country? Just ride it out and when the country dies, just go find something else to ride.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/20/2013 6:44:03 PM     (No. 9187659)

Now if he would do something about the Billion dollars or so in medicaid fraud. OH! that would deny deadbeats, doctors and attorneys their big big payoff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/20/2013 6:49:52 PM     (No. 9187666)

Oops! Forgot to split the headline! Sorry, staff.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/20/2013 6:55:04 PM     (No. 9187670)

Very disappointing. 0bama knows how to divide and conquer.

John Kasich also makes me sick. If these guys would present a united front, then they could break the back of this stinking administration´s crowning achievement.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: bugger, 2/20/2013 7:01:59 PM     (No. 9187677)

I thought something was amiss when Allen West was "voted out" with some precincts reporting 180% voter participation. The infiltration is deeper than we thought or feared.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/20/2013 7:11:48 PM     (No. 9187684)

As a Floridan, say "Goodnight", Rick.
I am so screwed and royally ticked off.
I will bust my chops to see that he is not re-elected.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 2/20/2013 7:17:48 PM     (No. 9187693)

me too #6

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 2/20/2013 7:20:46 PM     (No. 9187696)

They might as well be shameless dem pols. Is there ANY difference between ´em?! mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/20/2013 7:23:33 PM     (No. 9187697)

I knew he was a loser sleazeball when he appointed Miss Piggy to the Zimmerman case.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dante, 2/20/2013 7:24:28 PM     (No. 9187700)

Interesting slip there, he meant to say he cannot "Deny healthcare to Floridians" but instead said "Deny Floridians to healthcare". He unwittingly admitted he is handing his citizens into the clutches of an already broken new system.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/20/2013 7:29:32 PM     (No. 9187711)

I´m disgusted with our Gov. Kasich too. The good thing is that it can be stopped by the legislature - if we pressure them enough. Kasich had better start flying right (literally!) because he is in danger of losing in 2014 and the Tea Party that elected him last time will not stand for this.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/20/2013 7:37:56 PM     (No. 9187726)

There are 2 downsides:

The Feds call the shots because they are paying the bill. So its strictly pay for service and state experimentation is prohibited.

Its going to get extremely expensive when the Fed run out of money.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/20/2013 7:41:34 PM     (No. 9187730)

Another name is added to the list of Republican governors who were played for fools.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: turninggrey, 2/20/2013 7:59:45 PM     (No. 9187758)

Thanks for helping us stand up to Obama Rick.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rugerman2242, 2/20/2013 8:45:47 PM     (No. 9187815)

Me too, #6 & #7

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/20/2013 9:39:33 PM     (No. 9187891)

Scott is done! #6 me too!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StuartL, 2/21/2013 12:39:33 AM     (No. 9188116)

He probably thought he was saying "I cannot in good conscience deny healthcare to Floridians."

But the proof of the pudding´s in his Freudian slip: He can´t resist offering up Floridians on the altar of the collectivist Moloch.



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