Fla. Gov.: We Won't Comply with Health Care Law

By: Associate Press
By: Associate Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Scott recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. But he went on national television on Friday night and said Florida will not take any steps to help carry out the overhaul.

Scott said on Fox News that the state would not expand the Medicaid program in order to lower the number of uninsured residents. The governor also said that Florida would not set up a state-run health exchange, or a marketplace where people needing insurance policies could shop for them.

The governor said that expanding eligibility of Medicaid to those just above the poverty level would not help the citizens of Florida.

AP-WF-06-30-12 1400GMT

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  • by SouthernPatriot Location: Dothan on Jul 3, 2012 at 07:08 AM
    Wouldn't it be ironic if none of the states implemented Obamacare. You would think, even the liberals would be upset with this con job. Just remember, it's not a tax, I mean it is a tax...I guess it's whatever the liberals want to call it...
  • by David Location: Marianna on Jun 30, 2012 at 03:45 PM
    Thank you Governor Scott! I already have more government than I care to pay for.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 03:00 PM
    Can they put the governor in Jail for not following the law ? Surely if it's the law don't he have to follow it ?
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      by Fla on Jul 3, 2012 at 07:12 AM in reply to
      The Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot penalize the states for not complying. If all states follow suit, it would be a great thing. Scott is protecting the people of his state from government take over. Sure hope that Bentley see it the same way. I have worked all my life. I expect every one else to do the same. Stop living off the great tax payers money. GOD Bless the USA
  • by Braxton Location: Eufaula on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    Good for Fla! The Obamacare is Socialism at the best!!
  • by Good for you! on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    Now if more states did the same. Ask Alabama to join forces with you.
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