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Gov. Rick Scott wants to talk health care exchanges [Betrayal, Delay Tactic, or Realism?]
Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 14, 2012

Posted on 11/14/2012 4:45:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, one of the most vocal critics of the federal health care overhaul, is dropping his staunch opposition to the law.

Scott said in an interview Tuesday with the Associated Press that he now wants to negotiate with the federal government. He said it's time for Republicans to offer solutions to help families after they lost their bid to defeat President Barack Obama.

"The election is over and President Obama won," Scott said. "I'm responsible for the families of Florida. … If I can get to yes, I want to get to yes."

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; death; freedom; healthcare; obamacare
Rick is one of the good governors...is he swallowing reality here, dragging his feet, or betraying the cause?

IIRC, the IDIOTS who crammed Death Care down our throats did NOT create any kind of funding mechanism in the law for Federal Exchanges...so, if the state doesn't create them, the Feds will have a problem making their own...

Is that accurate?

1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:45:52 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rubio gave him a call.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:47:29 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe Scott figures that Florida will get back more Obamacare money than they pay into it.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 4:49:37 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: SoFloFreeper
I thought Florida was one of those states that said no. Scott needs to be braced up in a hurry. Leave the whole smelly mess in Obama’s hands. What leverage is being used on Scott to make him reassess? Did he find a horse head in his bed?
4 posted on 11/14/2012 4:51:13 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Jill Kelly and her sister live in Florida. Maybe it’s an email thing


5 posted on 11/14/2012 4:55:34 AM PST by Deepest South
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida help me keep my sanity ping!


6 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Deepest South
"Jill Kelly and her sister live in Florida. Maybe it’s an email thing"

What an awful thought, plausible too.

7 posted on 11/14/2012 4:59:57 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SoFloFreeper

“So rick... We know who you have been sleeping with. Be a darn shame for that to get out now wouldn’t it? Whats that? we would not do that? Have you talked with a certain General lately??”

Now I am NOT saying Rick Scott is sleeping with anyone he should not be. But my point is likely someone has found some dirt on him he wants to keep quiet so he is giving in.

Either that or he is flat out an idiot.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:00:09 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Man, it's tough to find a bright spot anywhere.

But damn the torpedoes!

9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:02:54 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
He probably got a phone call from a representative of the occupier of the White House. Or he saw the results of the election and said to himself, If this is what the people want. and via their votes, a majority of those voting said it was, hell with them, let them have it. Or it could have been a combination of both.

One party campaigned on the virtues of capitalism, freedom, and decency. One party campaigned on the "virtures" of perversion, debauthery, and slavery. History tells us which party won. It was not the one that campaigned on the virtures of capitalism, freedom, and decency.

I don't think that it is a delaying tactic.The election results told him what he needed to know. To wit: There are now officially more parasites than hosts. I believe that he came face to face with reality.

10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:05:25 AM PST by sport
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bob McDonnell has betrayed Virginia as well (for the umpteenth time).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/post-election-mcdonnell-says-virginia-will-default-to-federal-health-insurance-exchange/2012/11/08/3d3ee48e-29bd-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html


11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:15:47 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: SoFloFreeper

You are correct
You do not need to set them
Up !


12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:26:29 AM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t believe a thing from
The St pretends Slimes !
It’s The Marxist rag and probably projecting there wishes


13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:29:00 AM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Your posting a far left wing rag that was called the St Pete Slimes for years and changed it name becauses iota known as a Dem party newsletter !
It’s a editorial not news .
They are demanding Scott backdown !
The rag that got caught helping the PLO fundraiser !


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:28 AM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

nullify


15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:27 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Truth29

Gov. Scott had proposed that Florida be exempted from Obamacare. It was an amendment that was voted on during the election but it was not passed.

Evidently, Florida voters want it.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:55 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There is going to be a health insurance exchange in Florida. It is either going to be run by the state or the feds. Perhaps it would be better for the state to do it.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 5:52:55 AM PST by Kevin C
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To: SoFloFreeper
Rick Scott is an awful governor.

Plus he looks like the cannibal guy from The Hills have Eyes

18 posted on 11/14/2012 6:03:08 AM PST by ksen
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To: wolfman23601
Bob McDonnell has betrayed Virginia as well (for the umpteenth time).

How is refusing to make a state exchange betraying Virginia? If every state defaults to the Federal exchange it kills Obamacare because the Feds have no provision to fund it.

19 posted on 11/14/2012 6:07:40 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Kevin C
"There is going to be a health insurance exchange in Florida. It is either going to be run by the state or the feds. Perhaps it would be better for the state to do it."

Someone can correct me, but I thought that one of the glitches of the legislation was that individual penalties could not be imposed if only a Federal exchange was available.

20 posted on 11/14/2012 6:09:06 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sad to see this in the AM. Concerned he was a RINO.

Take a quick glance at some older (2010) posts on Scott.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2608462/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2574794/posts


21 posted on 11/14/2012 6:11:45 AM PST by Southern Magnolia
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Surrender conservatives are a huge problem. It’s the last line of defense.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 6:33:55 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
My approach to healthcare is this: Eat well, exercise daily and do everything you can do to keep yourself functioning and in one piece. That was true before. Now more than ever.

The moment you set foot in a hospital now, you're already one foot in the grave. That goes double if you're fifty or older -- just hurry up and die already.

Florida Freeper


23 posted on 11/14/2012 7:05:47 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
My approach to healthcare is this: Eat well, exercise daily and do everything you can do to keep yourself functioning and in one piece. That was true before. Now more than ever.

The moment you set foot in a hospital now, you're already one foot in the grave. That goes double if you're fifty or older -- just hurry up and die already.

Florida Freeper


24 posted on 11/14/2012 7:06:51 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Joe Brower; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...

Agree, am 81, 145 lbs., no Rx, but use many supplements since 25 yrs back. A beer or glass of wine a day. Wife 76 same status!!!


25 posted on 11/14/2012 7:19:34 AM PST by danamco (-)
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To: Kevin C

Incorrect. The geezers, snow birds and illegals in the bottom half of the State wanted it.

The rest of us wish that 1/2 to up and F. OFF


26 posted on 11/14/2012 7:36:50 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: Truth29
Someone can correct me, but I thought that one of the glitches of the legislation was that individual penalties could not be imposed if only a Federal exchange was available.

I have never heard of this.

27 posted on 11/14/2012 8:47:24 AM PST by Kevin C
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To: Kevin C

Partial answer, but covering the employer mandate only, see item number twelve:
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/michaelfcannon/2012/11/11/obamacare_is_still_vulnerable/page/full/


28 posted on 11/14/2012 10:18:34 AM PST by Truth29
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