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Ex-Obamacare foe Gov. Rick Scott waves white flag on Medicaid expansion
Examiner ^

Posted on 02/21/2013 2:33:06 PM PST by Perdogg

When the history of President Obama’s drive for national health care is written, there are several moments that will be looked back upon as having cemented the law in place. There were “conservative” Democrats Ben Nelson and Bart Stupak dropping their objections to Obamacare to get the legislation across the finish line. There was Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the Supreme Court’s liberals to uphold the constitutionality of the law. There was President Obama’s reelection victory, which crushed any feasible path to full repeal. On Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s delivered yet another blow to opponents to Obamacare by endorsing the law’s Medicaid expansion in his state

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: obamacare; teapartytraitor

1 posted on 02/21/2013 2:33:15 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Little more gone every day.

Sucks that no one cares.

Oh well - go pay your taxes. Your country is broke. :)


2 posted on 02/21/2013 2:37:26 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Perdogg

I wonder what they got on him?
We know what happened to Roberts, but how did they get to Scott?


3 posted on 02/21/2013 2:37:32 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Perdogg

I read this earlier today. Just wrong.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 2:39:54 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Perdogg

The Florida legislature will also have their say, and it will probably be no.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 2:46:03 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Perdogg

I posted not too long ago on another thread that Rick Scott “would probably cave on ObamaCare”. I was right

Rick Scott supported Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, The New Black KKK...er Panthers, and all the other Black Hate Groups in the lynching of George Zimmerman. If someone is so easily swayaed by Black Racists....Socialized Medicine is nothing....

Even worse, this PhonyCon Liberal spent millions on ads with his fraud “Conservatives for Patients Rights” organization....which helped fund his governor run

Scott needs to be priamried out. If he is not, Conservatives will need to vote Third Party Conservative. A vote for Scott is like a vote for Charlie Crist (who is probably dancing a jig with his buddy John Morgan right now....)


6 posted on 02/21/2013 2:59:10 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Little Ray

I wonder what they got on him?
We know what happened to Roberts, but how did they get to Scott?


Probably HCA not paying the full 1.7 Bil fine when Scott was running it


7 posted on 02/21/2013 3:01:38 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Perdogg

expand it while slashing its budget?


8 posted on 02/21/2013 3:13:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg

With the federal government taking over 100% of state Medicaid costs, it was something Rick Scott like John Kasich couldn’t afford to turn down.

His state voted for Obama in November and the writing was on the wall.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 4:23:17 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rockingham

I talked to my Rep a few weeks ago and I got the feeling from him that this is DOA! He is a working MD and has keen insight on the issue. Rick Scott has done a lot for the State and has pissed of many Libs, especially teacher union folks. Scott is not stupid and I think he is playing good cop bad cop on this issue along with the $2500.00 increase for teachers.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 4:30:15 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goldstategop

>With the federal government taking over 100% of state Medicaid costs, it was something Rick Scott like John Kasich couldn’t afford to turn down.<

Where do you think the federal government gets its money from?


11 posted on 02/21/2013 4:31:51 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: goodtomato

I agree. Scott will get some hearts and flowers from the stste’s newspapers for advocating Medicaid expansion — which will be useful for his reelection prospects.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 5:07:37 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Little Ray

What happened to Roberts? Did I miss something?


13 posted on 02/21/2013 6:19:09 PM PST by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: Little Ray
We know what happened to Roberts

We do?

That aside, I suspect that money talked big in this case.

14 posted on 02/21/2013 7:06:05 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Little Ray

“We know what happened to Roberts, but how did they get to Scott?

I honestly don’t know why Roberts voted like he did.


15 posted on 02/21/2013 8:22:13 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Rick Scott was just another RINO packaged as a “Tea Party Conservative.”

Over 90 percent of the GOP elected officials are phony balonies. We need a total house cleaning.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 1:59:50 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: PatriotGirl827; prairiebreeze; Wisconsinlady

Roberts has two adopted kids. From Ireland. It is against Irish law 1) prohibits the adoption of Children to non-residents, and 2) also does not permit private adoptions, but rather has all adoptions go through a public agency.

Apparently he circumvented Irish Law to adopt them.

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/was-chief-justice-john-roberts-blackmailed-to-support-obamacare


17 posted on 02/22/2013 4:37:05 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Little Ray

Scott started out good but since the months have gone by my Gov seems to have gone off the rals and seems to be turning left.

Yet again we see another decent person get into power and then change their views and morals once power gets to their heads or the left have something on him.

He;s also given all teachers a pay rise when we don;t have that money.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 6:21:51 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeminoleCounty

our Gov also gave all teachers a pay rise.

He;s going the same way as Crist and Bush.

I’m, sick of voting for people and then seeing them turn to the left once in power


19 posted on 02/22/2013 6:24:56 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Tzimisce

The governor is first and foremost a hospital guy.

If there is no medicaid, the hospitals must treat all comers even if they cannot pay. The cost of that treatment is sperad among the paying patients and is in effect a tax.

The better course is relieve the hospitals of playing that losing game and provide paying patients. That is, provide medicaid to the patients and funds to pay the bill. In this case, the money is free, from the feds.

Take the money...... it is best for the state of Florida and it’s citizens. When the three years are up cross the bridge when you come to it.

Do not worry about a permanent solution in a world where there is no permanency.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 6:50:50 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Perdogg

There has to be extreme extortion being applied to a lot of these presumably “conservative” governors. The Demonicrats have perfected this method.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 8:33:00 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Perdogg

Finally gelded. I’m so tired of this.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 11:57:24 AM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: bert
If there is no medicaid, the hospitals must treat all comers even if they cannot pay.

False claim as is typical around here.

The ER must evaluate and, if necessary, stabilize patient. Then can be and will be discharged. Very different from "treat all comers". Very different from a regular hospital admission or any lengthy regimen of treatment.

23 posted on 02/22/2013 12:04:30 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: manc

Our governor sucks.

I hate to be crass about it, but the truth is the truth.

During the primary, I voted for Bill McCollum. Granted, he’s no great shakes, but he was the AG who started the lawsuit against Obamacareless, so that was something that I felt needed to be rewarded.

I didn’t trust Scott from the beginning. It looks like I was right, unfortunately.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 7:34:20 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Perdogg

FL Republican primary voters seem fully unable to nominate any good candidates. The GOP rolls there are full of liberal Yankee transplants.


25 posted on 02/23/2013 5:28:38 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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