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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:19 PM

Scott: Medicaid expansion a 'tough choice' for Florida (responding to Alan Grayson)

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Confronted by one of Congress's most passionate supporters of Obamacare, Gov. Rick Scott Friday refused to say he would be willing to accept the act's Medicaid expansion program but left the door open that he might drop his previously firm opposition.

"It's a tough choice, and it'll have to get made in the next few months," Scott told U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, at a gathering of more than 300 political leaders and politically-involved people at the Tiger Bay Club's monthly meeting. "I'll look forward to working with the federal government to see what we can do."

Grayson's question went to the heart of one of the last remaining political fights between Democrats and Republicans over President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, approved in 2010 and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer against almost-universal GOP opposition.

Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-scott-tiger-bay-speech-20130208,0,2995209.story

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Reply Scott: Medicaid expansion a 'tough choice' for Florida (responding to Alan Grayson) (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2013 OP
elleng Feb 2013 #1
KaryninMiami Feb 2013 #2
freshwest Feb 2013 #3
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2013 #4
Samantha Feb 2013 #5
silvershadow Feb 2013 #6
valerief Feb 2013 #9
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #11
AnnieK401 Feb 2013 #7
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #8
dexterborg Feb 2013 #10
judesedit Feb 2013 #12

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:21 PM

1. 'Tough choice' my a**.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:24 PM

2. I just love it that Alan Grayson is back

Rick Scott had better watch his butt- we have a true fire breathing liberal back in town and he is not going to let Scott get away with any shit. Wish we could get Wexler back on board too- he is another great voice here in FL!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:48 PM

3. +1,000

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:12 AM

4. Sanders/Grayson 2016! Biden/Grayson 2016!

 

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:24 AM

5. Wouldn't that be something if Grayson ran against him?

Maybe I should start that rumor....

Sam

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:30 AM

6. Me too. He alone gave me hope, way back when. On Obermann's show. Glad

he's back in congress!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:18 AM

9. I LURV Grayson!!!!!!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:16 PM

11. So do I and I am proud he represents me! nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:27 AM

7. Scott wants to get reelected

and if he thinks the Medicaid expansion would help him he might back down.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:46 AM

8. As a Florida democrat

I hope grayson runs for governor. Yes Yes, I know that we will all have to vote for Chain Gang Charlie, or else we lose, yes yes florida democrat party, you bunch of creeps that tried to cut off kendrick Meek, yes yes, oh mode that broke the rule of "thou shalt not support third party" because you were scared of Rubio. It would be nice to actually not have to hold my nose and vote FOR someone.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:22 AM

10. hahahaha

Loll thats insane!! WTF??

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:50 PM

12. 1000's of elderly in FL rely on the benefits Medicaid picks up when Medicare falls off.Scott's a bil

lionaire. What does he care about the rest of us? Vote the selfish bastards out of office. They are supposed to be working for us.

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