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Florida to expand Medicaid under health overhaul
WFTV via AP ^ | 2/20/2013 | GARY FINEOUT

Posted on 02/21/2013 6:39:28 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —

Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama's plan.

Scott said he will ask the Legislature to expand the program under a bill that would expire in three years, after which it would require renewed legislative support. He's the seventh Republican governor so far to propose expanding the taxpayer-funded health insurance program.

Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs, which is the deal offered to states by the Obama administration for the first three years. After that, the federal government said it would pay 90 percent of the cost for the additional enrollees.

The governor said he gained new perspective after his mother's death last year, calling his decision to support a key provision of the Affordable Care Act a "compassionate, common sense step forward," and not a "white flag of surrender to government-run healthcare."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: expand; florida; medicaid; obamacare
I cannot believe he did this to Florida. I saw on Twitter Jeb Bush advised against the expansion. At least he knew what would happen to our state later. What a sellout!
1 posted on 02/21/2013 6:39:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Agreed!
2 posted on 02/21/2013 6:43:23 PM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Rick Scott is a complete sellout! I didn't think he'd do it, but alas, his spine is like the rest of the Pubbie establishment...linguini! A friggin' worm has a stronger spine!
3 posted on 02/21/2013 7:01:01 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

and our tax money went to pay for the SCOTUS law suit, and this was decided in favor of the States, and Scott throws it all away


4 posted on 02/21/2013 7:24:16 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: sheikdetailfeather

wonder if our legislature can be dissuaded from going along with this


5 posted on 02/21/2013 7:25:25 PM PST by jjw
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The whores fall in line under Pimp 0bama.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 7:30:19 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: jjw

http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/Scott-Could-Face-Political-Challenge-192351291.html


7 posted on 02/21/2013 7:33:59 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“”Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs””

AND just where does he think the federal government is going to get the money? Does he not know - THEY HAVE SPENT OUR MONEY and there is NO MORE!


8 posted on 02/21/2013 7:36:42 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

as if it makes a difference if the state or feds pay for it, it’s going to cost the same when the other states get it too


9 posted on 02/21/2013 7:38:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jjw

FL House speaker and state AG express reservations about Scott’s Medicaid decision

http://washingtonexaminer.com/fl-house-speaker-state-ag-express-reservations-about-scotts-medicaid-decision/article/2522162


10 posted on 02/21/2013 7:38:51 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Rick Scott followed John Kasich because who turns 100% federal payment of Medicaid costs? With no prospect ObamaCare is going to be repealed, he did what he thought was best for his state.


11 posted on 02/21/2013 7:39:04 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Bushbacker1

Polls must look bad for Scott, he is going full RINO. I expect he will lose to Crist next year.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 7:42:20 PM PST by lodi90
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is why I left the Republican Party. Mark and Rush can keep pushing the “We must remain a party” Bull sh*t all they want. I need Rush and Mark to tell us what remaining Republicans has gotten us? NOTHING!


13 posted on 02/21/2013 7:46:52 PM PST by Artcore
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To: sheikdetailfeather

i’d love to see this rejected in the legislature


14 posted on 02/21/2013 7:50:15 PM PST by jjw
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To: lodi90

Mark Levin schools Charles Krauthammer on why it’s not “honorable” for governors to expand Medicaid

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-schools-charles-krauthammer-on-why-its-not-honorable-for-governors-to-expand-medicaid/


15 posted on 02/21/2013 7:50:44 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

All h3ll is going to break loose come October when folks start taking Obamacare penalties seriously. This increase will not be enough and the system will collapse under its own weight when 40% of Florida applies for Medicaid.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 8:00:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hey Governor Scott, can you say, “One and Done”?


17 posted on 02/21/2013 8:20:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NonValueAdded

Look at this hot mess from Ohio....

on Facebook “Conservatives for Expanding Medicaid in Ohio”

https://www.facebook.com/ConservativesForCommonSenseMedicaidSolutions


18 posted on 02/21/2013 8:20:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lodi90
Polls must look bad for Scott, he is going full RINO. I expect he will lose to Crist next year.

And now because of this, he is going to get trounced.

19 posted on 02/21/2013 8:22:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jjw

http://americansforprosperity.org/florida/newsroom/scotts-on-an-island-all-alone-on-medicaid-expansion/


20 posted on 02/21/2013 8:27:32 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What did O dig up on Scott??

Just askin’.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 10:07:26 PM PST by capecodder
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I cannot believe he did this to Florida.

???

How's your reading comprehension?

Scott said he will ask the Legislature to expand the program under a bill that would expire in three years, after which it would require renewed legislative support.

Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs, which is the deal offered to states by the Obama administration for the first three years.

22 posted on 02/21/2013 10:13:55 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thanks for posting that link to Mark’s comments. I take back my last post - - you are correct: Rick Scott is a cowardly sellout.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 10:24:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator

Nobody likes Scott now. He is a goner. At least we will get more Obamabucks with a dim governor.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 7:39:14 AM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

Yep, alienating your remaining support is never a good strategy.


25 posted on 02/22/2013 7:51:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lancey Howard

You are welcome. No problem at all.


26 posted on 02/22/2013 11:41:32 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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