Published On: Mon, Jul 2nd, 2012

Florida governor, Rick Scott, vows to refuse Obamacare

Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Saturday his state will not adopt President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act or expand its Medicaid program, despite that fact that the law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The announcement comes just days after the Republican said that he would consider following the law if it were declared constitutional. 

“Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we’re not going to implement exchanges,’’ Scott’s spokesman Lane Wright said, MSNBC reported.

The report added that the governor would work to make sure the law is repealed, hopefully if Mitt Romney is elected president in November and makes good on his promise to do away with the health care overhaul.

Scott told Fox News the Medicaid expansion would cost Florida taxpayers $1.9billion a year, although it is unclear what calculations this number is based on.

Additionally, Scott says the state will not expand the Medicaid program in order to lower the number of uninsured residents, nor will Florida set up a state-run health exchange, a marketplace where people who need insurance policies could shop for them.

“We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians, but this is an expansion that just doesn’t make any sense,” he told Fox host Greta Van Susteren.


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  1. Tenth Amendment Center leads vocal group of Floridians against Obamacare - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] vocal against the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare, especially as Governor Rick Scott announced this week that his state would not be participating in the mandates citing the Medicaid costs to […]

  2. Donald says:

    Love him or hate him the mans busted his butt for this state

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