Florida's Governor Rick Scott Won't Comply With ObamaCare Ruling

Keep an eye on this. From Lex Stemple at Fox News:

Florida, the state the led the fight against President Obama's health care law, will not comply with the Supreme Court opinion.

Gov. Rick Scott tells Fox News that he and his Attorney General, Pam Bondi, will work tirelessly to make sure the law is repealed. He feels that can be done by electing officials, like Mitt Romney, who have vowed to fight the law before 2014, when most of its provisions kick in.

If that doesn't happen, Scott insists he still won't "implement these exchanges that will increase the cost of health and make Medicaid worse."

Scott claims Medicaid has been growing in Florida at three-and-half times the state's general revenue. He calls the law the "biggest job killer ever" and says Floridians cannot afford the $1.9 billion dollar increase he believes the law will cost.

Gov. Scott doesn't believe the law will go into effect in 2014. As a result, he's also not expanding his state's Medicaid program. And he says Florida can do without the federal money it will lose.

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published this page in In The News 2012-07-02 10:10:00 -0400
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