Thursday, February 20, 2014

Six People Die Per Day Because of Rick Scott

Over a million Floridians should have medical care but for pure spite, they don't. The GOP legislature here in Florida, which pays 8 bucks a month for health care funded by us taxpayers, denied health care for millions of Floridians.

Harvard University and the City University of New York estimated between 7,000-17,000 AVOIDABLE deaths would occur because Medicaid expansion was rejected. This means Charlie Crist was right on point by saying his fellow Floridians are dying needlessly:

"[Scott] said he was for it, Medicaid expansion, for about 30 seconds. I'm exaggerating a little bit, but not much," Crist said on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown." "Didn't lift a finger to get it passed."

"What are the results? About a million of my fellow Floridians are not getting health care today, and I am told by friends at SIEU (sic) that means that six people in Florida die every day as a result of that. Every day," Crist continued...

"If people are sick, and they aren't getting health care, what happens? They usually get sicker, or they die," Crist added, calling the claim "common sense."


  1. To be fair, Politifact noted some limitations to the study Crist relied on. But even one person -- not one person a day, but one person, period -- dying because Scott and his cronies sat on their hands is one too many.

    This one's #166 on my list.