Gov. Rick Scott Refuses Obamacare: Florida Governor Won’t Enact Health Care Law
Gov. Rick Scott from Florida will not enact the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, he announced on Friday. Gov. Rick Scott is one of many Republican governors who are critical of the law and are seeking measures to block the health care bill from going into effect.
Gov. Rick Scott spoke at the New College of Florida campus, and said Obamacare will cost taxpayers and business owners too much money to expand Medicaid and setup statewide health insurance. He also said that there is no evidence that Obamacare will do anything productive.
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"No one has been able to show me that that health care exchange is going to do anything rather than raise taxes, raise the cost of our companies to do business," Scott said, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Mitt Romney, another Republican who staunchly opposes Obamacare, said that had he been elected, the first thing he would have done was repeal the healthcare bill. However, President Obama was reelected, which means the law will stand.
While states have the ability to opt out of the law, it comes with consequences. Opting out will mean millions of people will be left uninsured, and could cost the state up to $500 million in aid.
House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama's win means Obamacare is here to stay.
"It's pretty clear that the president was re-elected," he said, according to Yahoo! News. "Obamacare is the law of the land."
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