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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:41 PM

Fla. Gov.: We won't comply with health care law

Source: Gainesville Sun

Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we're not going to implement exchanges," Scott's spokesman Lane Wright told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wright stressed that the governor would work to make sure the law is repealed.

Scott told Fox News the Medicaid expansion would cost Florida taxpayers $1.9 billion a year, but it's unclear how he arrived at that figure...




Read more: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120630/WIRE/120639980/1139?Title=Fla-Gov-We-won-t-comply-with-health-care-law-



Gov. Voldemort strikes again.

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Reply Fla. Gov.: We won't comply with health care law (Original post)
JCMach1 Jun 2012 OP
Lochloosa Jun 2012 #1
JCMach1 Jun 2012 #3
razorman Jun 2012 #7
Lochloosa Jun 2012 #33
razorman Jul 2012 #83
enough Jun 2012 #2
UncleTomsEvilBrother Jun 2012 #28
russspeakeasy Jun 2012 #4
underpants Jul 2012 #87
russspeakeasy Jul 2012 #89
Grassy Knoll Jun 2012 #5
DMNinFL Jun 2012 #6
DisgustipatedinCA Jun 2012 #13
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2012 #45
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2012 #50
eomer Jul 2012 #56
NJCher Jul 2012 #65
wordpix Jun 2012 #34
darkangel218 Jul 2012 #85
marmar Jun 2012 #8
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #27
The Jungle 1 Jun 2012 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Jun 2012 #12
Woody Woodpecker Jul 2012 #64
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #72
thecrow Jul 2012 #79
obxhead Jun 2012 #10
former9thward Jun 2012 #15
obxhead Jun 2012 #46
Roland99 Jul 2012 #82
Dalai_1 Jun 2012 #11
Auntie Bush Jun 2012 #22
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #29
wordpix Jun 2012 #36
immoderate Jun 2012 #37
Loge23 Jun 2012 #41
flamingdem Jul 2012 #55
demwing Jun 2012 #47
NJCher Jul 2012 #68
Iliyah Jun 2012 #14
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #30
BumRushDaShow Jun 2012 #16
csziggy Jul 2012 #51
judesedit Jun 2012 #17
Historic NY Jun 2012 #18
djean111 Jun 2012 #20
Doctor_J Jun 2012 #25
djean111 Jun 2012 #32
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2012 #74
kdmorris Jul 2012 #57
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2012 #75
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #19
EFerrari Jun 2012 #21
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #31
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #23
Canopus Jun 2012 #24
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #26
mrmpa Jun 2012 #35
24601 Jun 2012 #39
lovuian Jun 2012 #38
Doctor_J Jun 2012 #42
cstanleytech Jun 2012 #40
Doctor_J Jun 2012 #43
Doctor_J Jun 2012 #44
cstanleytech Jul 2012 #52
Doctor_J Jul 2012 #53
cstanleytech Jul 2012 #59
wordpix Jul 2012 #69
cstanleytech Jul 2012 #71
PatrynXX Jun 2012 #48
tawadi Jun 2012 #49
JDPriestly Jul 2012 #54
GeorgeGist Jul 2012 #58
Ter Jul 2012 #60
Great Caesars Ghost Jul 2012 #61
Doctor_J Jul 2012 #67
Great Caesars Ghost Jul 2012 #62
onenote Jul 2012 #73
Woody Woodpecker Jul 2012 #63
DeSwiss Jul 2012 #66
wordpix Jul 2012 #70
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LaurenG Jul 2012 #77
Firebrand Gary Jul 2012 #78
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Daniel537 Jul 2012 #86
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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:44 PM

1. I hate this man from the depths of my soul. He's not even a Floridian...fucking transplant.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:46 PM

3. tell me about it...

frakking a$$hat, frakking up the state...

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:55 PM

7. I guess I can't fault him for being a transplant. For one thing,

no one in Florida actually seems to be from there. Also, if we condemn a politician for being a transplant, we would have to curse Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and a host of others who have held office in an adopted state. If it is a problem, the states can pass residency requirements for officeholders. Let's despise him for what he's doing, not where he's from.

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Response to razorman (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:01 PM

33. Point taken. I am a Floridian, born and raised.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 10:41 AM

83. Oh, you're the one. :) Happy Independence Day.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:45 PM

2. And the populace will cheer him on. (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:31 PM

28. Won't Matter

I was thinking the same thing. This man can do exactly what he wants in the state of FL. The DEM party in the state is rather weak, and the FL electorate is rather....umm...uninformed. Not a good combination.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. This guy is a real dick. He helped steal $ billions from medicare

and medicaid. His company was fined $1 billion while he was the CEO. A total waste of skin.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:56 AM

87. Exactly

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2010/06/rick-scotts-role-in-columbiahca-scandal.html

However, federal investigators found that Scott took part in business practices at Columbia/HCA that were later found to be illegal -- specifically, that Scott and other executives offered financial incentives to doctors in exchange for patient referrals, in violation of federal law, according to lawsuits the Justice Department filed against the company in 2001.

The doctor payments were among 10 different kinds of fraud identified by the Justice Department in its 10-year probe of the company, records show. Three years after Scott left Columbia/HCA, the company admitted wrongdoing, pleading guilty to 14 felonies -- most committed during Scott's tenure -- in addition to paying two sets of fines totaling $1.7 billion...

Maybe this is where he got the $1.9 Billion from?


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Response to underpants (Reply #87)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 02:37 PM

89. Or he was filling out his expense report.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:48 PM

5. Fox news must be looking for a bad actor.....

er, I mean Bald anchor.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:48 PM

6. So......what happens

if you live in Florida, have NO money, and NO health insurance????

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Response to DMNinFL (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:17 PM

13. The Federal Government will step in to administer ALL of the program

 

That provision is a part of the law, should any governor be politically suicidal enough to refuse to participate. Governor Scott will see plenty of 72-point headlines about him totally ceding a states rights issue to the federal government. Florida will also be out many billions of dollars that its neighbors will receive, and believe it or not, his approval rating will go even lower. This is nothing more than the bluster of a sore loser.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:01 PM

45. Look for Gov. Goodhair to follow in Gov. Scott's footsteps.

I'm trying to get the hell outta Tx asap!

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #45)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:50 PM

50. Jindal of Louisiana said same thing, won't allow "Obamacare".

Wonder when our Gov in Ala. will join the crazy chorus?

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:50 AM

56. Not the Medicaid part, if I understand correctly.

The federal government will provide the exchange for buying private insurance but not the Medicaid expansion - that part will not happen if Florida doesn't do it. People just above the current Medicaid limits will suffer the result.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:16 PM

65. republicans sure know how to make it tough on themselves

Governor Scott will see plenty of 72-point headlines about him totally ceding a states rights issue to the federal government.

That's great! RW-knickers will be in such a knot.

Thanks for that, Disgustipated. I had no idea that they factored that in, but when you think about it, if it survived a SC ruling, is it any surprised that they thought this eventuality through, too?

I don't like this law--it's useless for me personally--but I am loving the Bitter Pill Swallowing theatrics.


Cher



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Response to DMNinFL (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:12 PM

34. it's the Republics' plan: let them sleep in cars in hot parking lots

Who wants to ensure these families have a decent place to live and food, too?

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Response to DMNinFL (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:01 AM

85. Yup

 

either that or we move elsewhere. Scott is a dick, excuse my language. Everytime I see his psychotic face I wanna puke.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:56 PM

8. Of all the Republican governors elected in the Koch-engineered coup, it's quite possible.....


...... that Scott is the most vile.


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Response to marmar (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:30 PM

27. Don't discount Brownback, gov. of Kansas, home of the Kochs. n/t

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:58 PM

9. Treason

Treason
He is sworn to obey the law.

We need to call him on it. He is a treasonous scum. Put it in his face.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:15 PM

12. No it is not

The law allows such choices. They are dumb ones, and the state will be hurt by them.

Your passion is great, but the hyperbole actually hurts our credibility

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:24 PM

64. How about sedition

 

Has Gov. Voldemort committed sedition by denying basic health care to his constitutents?

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Response to Woody Woodpecker (Reply #64)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:43 AM

72. Probably not. It is an option expressly given to the states in the law.

It is an option expressly given to the states in the law.

Regardless, they should toss his butt out at the earliest opportunity

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #72)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:46 PM

79. However, a facebook "friend" who is calling for a "hostile takeover" is probably being seditious.

Now she is a FORMER "friend".

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:03 PM

10. That might be half good news for FL.

 

It is up to each state to choose to implement their own exchange program. His refusal will just let the Federal Gov run the exchange on the FL taxpayers dime. Chances are it will run better than whatever he and his minions would put together. There will still be a FL exchange program in place in the end.

As for the expanded medicaid he's shooting himself (and FL taxpayers) in the foot. Expanding the medicaid coverage would flood federal money into the Medicaid/care coffers in FL and actually help the state out.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:22 PM

15. It will not be run on the FL taxpayers dime.

It will be run on the dime of U.S. taxpayers.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:16 PM

46. That's not how I understand the law.

 

I could be wrong, but from what I understand each state will set up and pay for the exchange program. If any state chooses not to set up or fails to set up a working exchange within the specified timeframe the federal gov will come in and operate the exchange for the state at the cost of the state.

Again, I'm not the most informed person on the ACA law, but this is my understanding of the process as it is currently set. Each state WILL have an exchange, paid for by the state (probably with federal benefits) and that exchange will either be operated by the state or the feds if the state refuses.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:35 PM

82. Isn't that Federal money only for the first 3 years?

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:06 PM

11. I just read about Scott in Wiki

How on earth does this guy keep his job? I am surprised he has not been impeached....with his history
it is amazing he got elected in the first place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:57 PM

22. He was voted in by all those low information voters in central FL and the panhandle.

Idiots vote against their own interests again. I frankly don't see how they could not want healthcare. Maybe their just so stupid and shortsighted...they don't realize they might get sick some day because the lord will protect them.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:33 PM

29. Stupidity. Many Americans are damn proud of how stupid they are. You can't take

away my stupidity.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:16 PM

36. "He also left owning 10 million shares of stock worth over $350 million" after being forced from job

Engage in Medicare fraud and you become a billionaire. Whatta country.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

37. North Florida is Alabama with dental implants.

 

Not smart.

--imm

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:39 PM

41. He brought the election.

The margin of "victory" was razor thin - especially considering that psycho Scott outspent Alex Sink by about 70 million dollars.
Unfortunately for the state, there are - as others have pointed out here - many uninformed voters that fell for psycho's BS about jobs.
So far, he has cost the state billions in high-speed rail money and long term high-paying jobs, and now he will punish the most neediest Floridians purely out his greed and spite.
He's beyond awful - he's an evil, criminal bastard who knows no human decency.

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #41)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:38 AM

55. Was there any indication of vote fraud?

Seems possible

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:17 PM

47. To impeach Voldemort he must be convicted of a misdemeanor or worse

 

Violation of the Civil Rights Act of 64 might do it, which is a secondary reason why Scott's voter purge is such a critical issue here. If it's a violation, we can toss the fucker, BUT to do so requires a 2/3 vote in the Florida House, and that ain't gonna happen.

He's up for re-election in 2014. One can only hope that the least popular Gov in the country can't get re-elected, not even in Florida. One can also hope that Scott spends his last two years tied up in lawsuits over the purge, and gets absolutely nothing else done.




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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:37 PM

68. i was shocked

When I read the Wiki entry on him, and consider I've been around a good many years here. He is the evil republican's republican.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:18 PM

14. Excepting medicaid expansion

would cost NOTHING for the 1st 3 years, the government would cover 90% following up to I believe 2018 and 50% thereafter and by that time, 100% of Americans should be covered by some type of health care with cost afforable for people who can afford coverage. Medicaid basically covers the poor and people who can't afford health coverage, i.e., losing your job.

What these GOP governors are doing is in my opinion equals to DEATH PANELS. Just read where the PA governor just allowed 89,000 children to suffer by not continuing health care coverage. Texas is willing to take 130,000 families from Medicaid, and the numbers are continuing.

The GOP don't care about the average Americans and don't care about lying to them. There is no tax increase, but these Godless goppers don't give shit.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:36 PM

30. The GOP is the party of sociopaths! They feel nothing, they just don't

F'en care. They just don't care, they have no feelings. Why anyone expects a bunch of sociopaths to feel for them is beyond me.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:24 PM

16. "but it's unclear how he arrived at that figure... "

And the lazy-ass media refuse to even bother fact-checking and correcting. They let the comment slide as if it were true.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:16 AM

51. pRick Scott has lied about figures before so the media doesn't even bother

He lied about what the high speed rail would cost the state when he turned down the stimulus funds to finance is - especially the figures on how many jobs the construction, operation and maintenance would provide not to mention the tourists who would be more likely to visit more places across the center of the state with that transportation option.

He lied about other projects and jobs other stimulus funds would help with and then blamed Obama for the loss of state and local government jobs.

Scott can't help it - he's a serial liar.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:30 PM

17. He stole the election with his bling bling now he's stealing your healthcare

What does Rick Scott care. You're already paying for his top-of-the-line policy. He's got no worries. And pay his share in taxes...you've got to be kidding. He wants to pay even less. Just give it time. What goes around comes around. Boy, is Scott a loser name or what???

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:39 PM

18. Can't we just give them back to Spain...they don't seem to want to be part of the US...

first voters rights and now this....

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:54 PM

20. Please don't use "them" or "they"....

 

I live in Florida, I voted for Alex Sink, and I have no say in what Scott does.
Don't generalise by geographic area, it makes your rhetoric sound silly and shallow.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:26 PM

25. So you're admitting defeat

 

you claim there is nothing to be done. Is that really true?

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:41 PM

32. Are you talkin' to me?

 

I want to try and get Scott out of office, not be "sold back to Spain" or whatever.
I just resent Florida being referred to as a big homogenous red lump. Sounds like Freeper logic.
Sorry for the oxymoron.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

74. As a fellow Floridian, thank you.

Plenty of things I could say about the poster's home state of New York, but that would be just as wrong.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:55 AM

57. Seriously... aren't we past the

"give them back to Spain" crap? Anytime someone says that (about Texas or South Carolina or Florida) - it nullifies the hard work that WE do. WE are not all Freepers and it's seriously demotivating to have people act like we are.

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #57)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:43 AM

75. Here, here.

Besides, for every "red" state (although Florida is more "purple" demographically) that has hard working liberals in its minority, let's not forget the "blue" states that have some uber-conservatives popping up and contributing their own embarassment to the national scene (thinking Bachmann in Minnesota, Guliani in New York, Issa in California, Christie in New Jersey, etc.)

Every state has the potential to bring forward a few fuck-ups capable of bringing their state shame, not just the so-called "red" ones.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:40 PM

19. No Federal funds for Florida. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:55 PM

21. This is the same thing they did with the bail out, then they took the money anyway. n/t

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

31. It's the republican game. Make a lot of noise at the front door and

take the check at the back door. Just like when they accepted fed money during the recession and made it look like it came from others. Bobby Jindal comes to mind.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:10 PM

23. Pretty sure you will

 

once the money gets cut off there's going to be a lot of pressure to STFU and take the money.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:16 PM

24. How he arrived at the figure...it looks like he just added 2 zeroes to the state's population...

 

shrug

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:27 PM

26. Straight from the asshole's mouth! n/t

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:15 PM

35. When any and or all of these Republican governors.............

refuse to follow and abide by Federal Law, can they be arrested, charged with any crime? There must be a way other than recall or impeachment to rid these states of these governors.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:29 PM

39. The law does not require them to do anything. The law also allows future administrations to exempt

states the way HHS has already granted waivers (http://hr.cch.com/news/benefits/020811.asp). And a future President could issue an executive order to the IRS to not enforce any penalty - chalk it up the precedent of executive discretion regarding prosecutions.

Just as Brown v. Board of Education or Roe v. Wade weren't the last cases for those issues, this week's wasn't either There are many more procedural fights ahead that will provide gainful employment for current & future attorneys.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:21 PM

38. I want the Republicans to self destruct and they are doing it

Do they believe people don't get sick ?


The Republicans hatred for this will be their BIGGEST LOST ever seen in a election
the Democrats will we take the House

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Response to lovuian (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:41 PM

42. no, they aren't

 

you & the rest of the DUers who keep saying this are a part of the problem. the farther from the mainstream they move, the more hate radio cheers for them. this isn't going away until someone stands up to them. Your argument is akin to saying that a bully beating up little kids will just eventually stop. It's preposterous.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:36 PM

40. "it's unclear how he arrived at that figure" Pulled it out of his ass? But wouldnt that be

difficult for him to accomplish with his head in the way?

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:43 PM

43. All of FL's federal money should be cut off tomorrow

 

no border patrol, no money for any of the military folks in Pennsacola, no National Weather Service - nothing. These bullies will not stop until someone stands up to them.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:47 PM

44. WH response we won't hear

 

"Given the fact that rick Scott stole millions of taxpayer dollars via Medicare fraud not that long ago, we are glad to hear he won't be taking any more federal money, as we're pretty sure he wouldn't be using it to help Floridians anyway. Any Medicare recipients in FL should contact Mr. Scott when their checks don't arrive next week."

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:31 AM

52. When did medicare recipients begin to recieve checks? nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #52)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:40 AM

53. Oops. Meant SS

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #53)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 01:06 PM

59. To bad as if this had been about SS you would have had a slam dunk, oh well. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #59)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:53 PM

69. actually, Medicare recipients do get checks sometimes, e.g. if patient pays full amount for care,

Medicare will reimburse its share. Usually, that's about half the cost as far as I can tell.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #69)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:11 AM

71. They werent talking about that though. nt

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:25 PM

48. Irony of Ironies...

Montana refused to follow Citizen's United and is ... hey if Rick Scott can refuse to recognize the Supreme Court (and another state by banning abortion. ) theoretically Montana can still refuse to listen to the Supreme Court since the Republicans are doing it on 2 fronts.

So thanks to Republicans and their Anarchists. this is gonna get bad

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:27 PM

49. No surprise to me. eom

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 01:59 AM

54. A lot of Floridians are seniors on Medicare, I should think.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:26 AM

58. I sincerely hope ...

Republicans are digging their grave.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 01:54 PM

60. Any chance this will lead to Civil War II?

 

Several governors have said the same thing.

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Response to Ter (Reply #60)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:49 PM

61. Don't know

 

But may be part of the reason..

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Response to Ter (Reply #60)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:20 PM

67. no, because no one will ever fight them

 

that's why Holder should have them placed in handcuffs. Provide some sort of deterrent

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:50 PM

62. Will the fed send in federal marshalls?

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #62)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:37 AM

73. No, because what he's doing is perfectly legal under the ACA

I think it stinks whenever a state elects not to implement the ACA exchange provision or to accept the expansion of Medicaid, but the fact is that the ACA expressly allows states to opt out of setting up exchanges (leaving it to the federal government to do it for the state) and as upheld by the SCOTUS, states are allowed to opt out of the medicaid expansion.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:22 PM

63. Fine. I hope Gov. Voldemort is in prison by the time the election rolls around

 

after DoJ indicts him for RICO, HAVA, and many election-related fraudulent behavior and the judge acknowledge Voldemort's stupidity as guilty as hell, and sentence him to 2,000 years of hard labor and no funds.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:12 PM

66. Here's what ScottiCare looks like:

 



- K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #66)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:55 PM

70. very good! And I like "Scotticare"

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:47 AM

76. Does this mean Floridians can't

get insurance if they have pre-existing conditions? Or they can't keep their kids on the insurance until they are 26?

If they refuse, won't they simply deny their citizens what everyone else will get?

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:48 AM

77. Idle threats. These are far right republicans

and they belong to the tea baggers. I wonder if they'll understand that the kind of people we see them to be would only look good on a resume for someone applying for a job in hell.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:51 AM

78. Governor Scott, Are we surprised? It's not like you complied with the law prior! nt

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:07 PM

80. The federal government will impose ACA on FL. Unless the state wishes to secede.

 

Federal courts will issue orders and they WILL comply.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:22 PM

81. Is he going to resist...

...by blocking a hospital door?





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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 10:54 AM

84. Simple solution

 

vote this asswipe out and elect a progressive dem who will implement the ACA.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:48 AM

86. Not the least bit surprising.

 

As bad a candidate as Sink was, i voted for her because i knew this was the type of crap we were going to get from Scott. I'm beginning to think the SCOTUS ruling on Medicaid may actually end up helping the poor in this state, because i think if faced with the choice of expanding coverage or scrapping Medicaid altogether, Scott would have probably chosen the latter, and as hard as it is to get Medicaid in Florida as it is, its better than nothing. Hopefully if the Dems take back congress in Nov. they can pass a law to deal with this issue, otherwise the poor will continue to be at the mercy of the Fl. GOP.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:56 AM

88. $1.9 Billion? -- maybe he was thinking of $1.7 Billion

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2010/06/rick-scotts-role-in-columbiahca-scandal.html

However, federal investigators found that Scott took part in business practices at Columbia/HCA that were later found to be illegal -- specifically, that Scott and other executives offered financial incentives to doctors in exchange for patient referrals, in violation of federal law, according to lawsuits the Justice Department filed against the company in 2001.

The doctor payments were among 10 different kinds of fraud identified by the Justice Department in its 10-year probe of the company, records show. Three years after Scott left Columbia/HCA, the company admitted wrongdoing, pleading guilty to 14 felonies -- most committed during Scott's tenure -- in addition to paying two sets of fines totaling $1.7 billion...

Maybe this is where he got the $1.9 Billion from?

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