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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:30 PM

Supreme Court decision bad for Scott

Make no mistake about it, this was a bad U.S. Supreme Court decision for Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

No political figure in the nation has tied himself more to the defeat of President Barack Obama’s health care reform program than Scott.

Scott didn’t just lose his political gamble that the reforms would be declared unconstitutional. Now he has a major public policy problem: Implementing a law after rejecting millions of dollars in federal aid aimed at helping Florida and other states get started.

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is simply disappointing,” Scott said in a media statement Thursday.

More at: http://htpolitics.com/2012/06/28/supreme-court-decision-bad-for-scott/

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Zorro Jun 2012 OP
Jack Sprat Jun 2012 #1
HooptieWagon Jun 2012 #2
Zyzafyx Jun 2012 #3
livetohike Jun 2012 #5
Kablooie Jun 2012 #4
NYC Liberal Jun 2012 #6
Bake Jun 2012 #7
NYC Liberal Jun 2012 #8
avebury Jun 2012 #9

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:25 PM

1. Wasn't it Scott who was involved

 

in some kind of healthcare fraud a few years ago?

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Response to Jack Sprat (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. Yes.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:24 AM

3. Maybe he shold just Beam Up

 

Seriously, doesn't the guy LOOK like a Martian?

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Response to Zyzafyx (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:34 AM

4. What happens if a state refuses to implement the law?

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:11 PM

6. The federal government will go in and do it themselves.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:28 PM

7. Isn't there also something about the state losing its Medicaid dollars?

I think that's tied to the Medicaid expansion provisions, but I'm not sure.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:46 PM

8. The Supreme Court struck that part down…sort of.

They said the federal government cannot completely withdraw existing Medicaid funds, but future money can be tied to participation in the expansion.

A good write-up at oyez.org: http://www.oyez.org/cases/2010-2019/2011/2011_11_400

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:31 PM

9. Mary Fallin, Gov. of Oklahoma also turned down milions of dollars in federal aid. Her

response to the ruling was about on par with Scott.

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