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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:47 AM

Florida officials re-thinking opposition to 'Obamacare'

Florida officials re-thinking opposition to 'Obamacare'

What a difference an election can make.

Just a week after the re-election of Barack Obama ended all Republican hopes of overturning the new health care law known as "Obamacare," Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida leaders who have steadfastly rejected the idea are now willing to at least talk about implementing it for the state's 3.8 million uninsured.

"Mitt Romney did not win the election," Scott told reporters Friday in Washington D.C., hours before he released a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a meeting to discuss implementing the law. "So it's not an option to repeal Obamacare. So my goal now is: focus on what's good for our citizens."

He added: "The official response is going to be: 'I want to sit down with you. I want to see how we can work together to lower health care costs for Floridians.'"
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-scott-state-working-on-healthcare-compromise-20121118,0,1072552.story

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Reply Florida officials re-thinking opposition to 'Obamacare' (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 OP
SDjack Nov 2012 #1
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #4
kdmorris Nov 2012 #2
djean111 Nov 2012 #3
FLSurfer Nov 2012 #5
Phentex Nov 2012 #6

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:54 AM

1. Kathleen, don't fall for Rick Scott's BS. He just wants to fill the Florida

exchange with GOPer hacks who will work to make it fail, not deliver services to the people. Wait for the GOP to be turned out in '14 and hand it over to the DEMs then.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:35 AM

4. Yeah, this is one case where i think i prefer the Feds run the exchange

instead of Tricky Ricky.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:54 AM

2. Not to mention the fact that the stupid amendment

was soundly rejected by the people. (Amendment #1 allowed them to ignore the Affordable Care Act).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/florida-health-care-amendment_n_2085501.html

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:30 AM

3. And Rick Scott now has his own reelection bid to think about. n/t

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:11 AM

5. "Mitt Romney did not win the election"

"So my goal now is to focus on what's good for our citizens."

Damn sorry for you Prick.
Thanks for placing us Floridians as a second priority.

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Response to FLSurfer (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:02 AM

6. Yes

but you wonder how many will realize that's what it is.

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