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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:28 PM

Rick Scott Used Fake Medicaid Numbers To Veto ACA Expansion

Source: Crooks and Liars

Memo to Rick Scott: Of all the wingnut governors, you are the most evil, corrupt, and disgusting. Your latest nonsense proves it.

Via ThinkProgress:

Internal email messages uncovered by Health News Florida reveal that Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is knowingly citing inaccurate cost estimates to justify his refusal to expand Florida’s Medicaid program. Though the governor’s office is fully aware that the numbers are wrong, Scott continues to use them anyway, the documents show.

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This is the state governed by the man who bilked so much from Medicare that his company was forced to agree to a $1.7 billion fine, which represented only a fraction of what he actually stole. Yet, voters elected him, and now they're stuck with Governor Gollum, who thinks it's just too expensive to cover poor people in his state and would rather leave them in a gutter to die.

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Last June, after the Supreme Court decision making the Medicaid expansion optional for the states, Scott said he won't take the money. But when Florida hospitals realized Scott's decision could cost them about $650 million a year in other federal payments, they started lobbying furiously to get him to change his mind. So now, after two years suing, demonizing and otherwise attacking President Barack Obama and the Democrats' health care bill, Scott wants to negotiate. He came to Washington saying that he'd like to "work with the administration to reduce the cost of health care." But that doesn't mean he's changed his mind.

Instead, what Scott wants from Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's secretary of health and human services, is something that might actually make Florida’s dismal insurance situation—nearly 4 million Floridians are uninsured—even worse. Scott wants the Sebelius to give him official permission, called a waiver, to hand over the entire existing Medicaid program to private managed care companies. Don't count on that happening.

More It's worth reading the whole article on what this despicable piece of shit is doing, which is trying to line his own pockets at the expense of sick people. Asshole!

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:35 PM

1. florida elected a criminal to run their state.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:39 PM

3. No, some people in Florida elected him.

I voted for Alex Sink.
I will vote for whoever runs against him next time.
In a way, I almost think he may not run, having scooped up so much money for his cronies.
Hopefully, the Democratic Party will fully support whoever runs against him - Crist? Sink? Someone new?
Yes, he is a criminal, a perfect GOPer.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:39 PM

2. Rick Scott's background is in the health care industry

I suspect he wants to keep the private profits for his health care buddies.

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