Rick Scott Attacks Obama Health-Care Plan on its Anniversary
Gov. Rick Scott, who rose to political prominence by opposing President Barack Obama’s federal health-care program, weighed in on the one-year anniversary of it being signed into law.
“One year later, I remain convinced that Obamacare is bad for patients, businesses and taxpayers,” said Scott. “This ill-conceived policy will force Florida to spend an additional $12.8 billion on Medicaid and add an additional 2.1 million Floridians to Medicaid. Eliminating patient choice, rationing care and implementing the largest tax hikes in American history are just the beginning of the federal mandate’s consequences. I commend Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi and the other elected officials throughout the country who are standing up to Obamacare. This law has already been ruled unconstitutional in Florida. Now, we need an expedited appellate process to finish the case against Obamacare, and we need the federal government to immediately repeal the taxes enacted to pay for its implementation.”