Skip to comments.Scott says Florida won't implement health care law [Govs Walker, Perry and Jindal concur)
Posted on 07/01/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....Under the health care law, by 2014, states must implement a health insurance exchange, or a Web-based marketplace where people can shop for insurance, or defer to a federal program. States need to submit plans to the federal government by Nov. 16 that demonstrate their readiness to launch health exchanges.
....."We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians," Scott said on Fox. "But this is an expansion that just doesn't make any sense."
....."Hopefully we won't have to worry about it because by November we're going to have a new president-elect who is going to repeal it," Scott press secretary Lane Wright said.
The White House was asked for comment Saturday but declined.
Scott said other Republican governors agreed their focus should be fighting the law and supporting Romney, including Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
"Here in Louisiana, look, we refused to set up the exchange. We're not going to start implementing Obamacare," Jindal told POLITICO. "We have not applied for the grants, we have not accepted many of these dollars, we are not implementing the exchanges, we don't think it makes any sense to implement Obamacare in Louisiana."
Scott said the governors arrived at the same conclusion that expanding Medicaid and creating exchanges are not good for taxpayers.
"We care about the citizens of our state," he said. "We know this will be bad for our health care. We want jobs in our state. This is going to put American businesses at an unbelievable disadvantage as compared to businesses around the world."...........
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Go Texas and Governor Perry!
I can just imagine Obama is discussing on ways to force passing motorists through any ObamaTaxcare state to pay a “passage” fee.
Those states will also have an exodus, ghost towns will arise, it will be a mass migration to evade the spreading stain of the Obamataxcare.
the poor, the homeless, the sick will flock to any of the pro-care states thus overwhelming what meager health facilitries still in operation.
Throw in an epidemic and then you truly have an apocalyptic scenario.
If they really want to stick a symbolic knife in the federal G, do not allow federal with holdings from paychecks and create a pool of money to do the things the federal gangsta does not..just say no to the federal gangsta..states first, de fang the federal “g”
Damn right we do.
If they withhold highway funds then that matter would end up in the SC. In meantime I guess the state cod refuse to send in federal gasoline tax money in retaliation but that sounds pretty ugly.
I am not sure we have seen such fighting between states and feds in a long time.
They can’t. If you read the opinion, this is one thing that it is pretty clear that the Federal Government cannot do. If they cannot take away the existing medicaid funding from a state for failure to implement the new expansion, they certainly can’t take away funding that is entirely distinct from the medicaid program.
Executive Order trumps federal law and Court rulings. Imperial Presidency is here. DOJ will go after those that don’t submit.
I hope so, too. I live in Florida.
Has it really come to this ?
It’s Oklahoma and we have passed a contitutional amendment that prohibits participation in Obamacare.
EMAIL From Gov Perry :
After yesterdays 5-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court, I am more concerned than ever about the direction of our country. The Courts decision, dressed up in legalese, is simply a betrayal of our constitutional liberties.
Yesterday, they said Congress and the Executive could tax you for not purchasing an insurance product. In other words, you can be fined for exercising freedom.
If youre mad, please know I share your anger. But I have always believed that the wholesale repeal of ObamaCare would not happen in the courtroom, but at the ballot box.
Yesterday the Supreme Court reminded us how important voting is. They gave deference to a law that would have never passed had the Republican brand not become so tarnished by 12 years of excess spending and scandal.
Yesterday, we paid the highest price yet for surrendering our majority for a few short years.
Well, I say its time to take our country back. If you agree, I ask for a contribution of $250, $100, $50 or $25.
Im not on the ballot this November, but I will be campaigning like I am because we cant afford four more years of a president who wants to abridge our freedom on the altar of bureaucracy.
We will not suffer silently in the face of federal encroachment. We will re-double our efforts to take our country back, to repeal every last word of ObamaCare, and to re-institute both a love and respect for the 10th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Now, more than ever, we need to elect conservatives who abide by these words:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
If anyone pings you with quotes from Perry on ACA, can you ping me? Thanks!
States need to simply stop sending money to the feds, keep THEIR money and flip the bird to big bro.
Called a local radio station today in south Florida that reported RS was “back pedaling” on a promise to implement OBAMACARE if the court ruled for it.
The young punk insisted the court did rule for Obama care and that it didn’t matter that states could opt out of expanding Medicaid, he thought Scott was still backpedaling. I told the little moron Scott’s position was consistent with the Court’s ruling.
Will do...and vice versa...please ping me if you get any pings/info on Perry/ACA implementation. I would love to hear him come out and say we’re not implementing this craptax sandwich.
On a side note...AG Greg Abbott is holding a tele-townhall at this minute to discuss the SCOTUS ObammyCareTax ruling. I didn’t get home in time to log on...so I’ll try and find out what he has to say about all this.
Too bad Rick Perry doesn’t oppose the federal No Child Left Behind.
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"Although all men are born free, and all nations might be so, yet too true it is, that slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant they have been cheated; asleep they have been surprised; divided the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson?... The people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it."
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