Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:30 PM
Zorro (5,940 posts)
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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Supreme Court decision bad for Scott (Original post)
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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)
Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:28 PM
Bake (21,977 posts)
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.
Response to Bake (Reply #7)
Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:46 PM
NYC Liberal (17,168 posts)
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
Response to Zorro (Original post)
Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:31 PM
avebury (6,658 posts)
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.