Saturday, December 28, 2013

Watch Rick Scott Dodge Medicaid Expansion Questions

The federal government, under ACA, would cover ALL expenses for insuring newly eligible people from 2014 thru 2016. That share would only decline to 90% in 2022 and beyond. We stood to gain over $51 billion dollars, but our idiot GOP legislature rejected the Medicaid expansion.

Here in Florida, it would have covered 1/5 of our population: 3.8 MILLION people. To add insult to injury, the GOP legislature came up with its own alternative that would have cost Florida taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars and only cover 115,000 uninsured Floridians.

Rick Scott initially supported the Medicaid expansion and was pushing the teabag legislature to do the right thing after his mother passed away. There was a gleam of hope that for once, FOR ONCE, he would do the right thing. After the billions he has cost us and the untold damage he's done to this state, the average Floridian deserves SOMETHING good from this governor.

As predicted, he did a 180...

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