Gov. Scott overstates cost of health care overhaul

Gov. Rick Scott expresses his disappointment about the supreme court's decision concerning the health care bill at a news conference on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.  The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.  (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Gov. Rick Scott expresses his disappointment about the supreme court's decision concerning the health care bill at a news conference on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott says President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will cost Florida taxpayers $1.9 billion a year, but the estimate is considerably less than that.

Scott announced late Friday that despite a Supreme Court ruling the state would not implement portions of the overhaul, including expanding Medicaid coverage to those just above the poverty level.

During television appearances, Scott defended his move by citing the cost. The $1.9 billion figure was also included in a press release sent out by the governor's office which said the state would save that much money by refusing to expand Medicaid.

But the figure cited by the governor included state and federal shares of Medicaid costs. Additionally, the figure included costs that are not connected to the Medicaid expansion.

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staghorn writes:

never trust a republican©

Ruger writes:

"But the figure cited by the governor included state and federal shares of Medicaid costs."

Where does this money come from? We are broke, will Obama borrow this money from China like his failed 'stimulus plan"?

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba729

Although the cost of enrolling newly eligible individuals will be paid by the federal government, the cost of covering those previously eligible for Medicaid must be paid for under the current federal matching formula. Many states will find the cost of their Medicaid programs higher as a result...

Conclusion. Although the federal government will pay much of the costs, states will still find their share unaffordable.

gladesgator writes:

What a very s----- story. Instead of going into the merits of the matter the ap picks up an a little variance(about 20 percent of the cost) instead of the injustice of robbing the citizens of Florida in order to pay medical cost of illegals or people who don't want to work for a living.

There are so many issues out there that would lead to good stories why does AP bother to take a cheap shot? Apparently this reporter does not want to work for a living either.

furball writes:

Don't give in Rick, wait it out, Barry and the Chicago thugs will be gone. Then work on small changes in the health care system.
Read my lips no new taxes.

BillyBob1 writes:

in response to Ruger:

"But the figure cited by the governor included state and federal shares of Medicaid costs."

Where does this money come from? We are broke, will Obama borrow this money from China like his failed 'stimulus plan"?

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba729

Although the cost of enrolling newly eligible individuals will be paid by the federal government, the cost of covering those previously eligible for Medicaid must be paid for under the current federal matching formula. Many states will find the cost of their Medicaid programs higher as a result...

Conclusion. Although the federal government will pay much of the costs, states will still find their share unaffordable.

Many in the liberal media think that state funds are our money and federal dollars grow on trees. All of the cost will be paid for with our tax dollars reguardless of which pot you take the money from.

CarpeVeritas writes:

How exactly Health Care Reform pays for illegal aliens I haven't a clue. We do now, as well as for all those who don't carry insurance.

Now the GOP goes back to its ancient campaign slogan: taxation! Good luck.

If you don't carry insurance, you'll pay a penalty. This is true.

But for those who are Republicanly responsible citizens that have insurance, how will they be given "the largest tax increase in the history of the world, ever?"

It's illegal! It's unconstitutional! It's socialism! It's a tax! It's a communist plot! It's the end of civilization! AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

Let's ask Willard how he can save us!

Redshoulderedhawk writes:

Scott lie?

BillyBob1 writes:

in response to CarpeVeritas:

How exactly Health Care Reform pays for illegal aliens I haven't a clue. We do now, as well as for all those who don't carry insurance.

Now the GOP goes back to its ancient campaign slogan: taxation! Good luck.

If you don't carry insurance, you'll pay a penalty. This is true.

But for those who are Republicanly responsible citizens that have insurance, how will they be given "the largest tax increase in the history of the world, ever?"

It's illegal! It's unconstitutional! It's socialism! It's a tax! It's a communist plot! It's the end of civilization! AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

Let's ask Willard how he can save us!

So the real problem is that we pay for illegals already, not that we continue to pay for them. If we ever expect to solve the problem we have to be addressing the right issue. It is a little like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Fix the big hole on the side of the ship or it will sink. It is a tax hike because you are being forced to buy something weather you want or need it or not. You have no say in it. I knew it was going to come to this because it has already been done in the past. Just look at SSI. It was sold as 1)Temporary 2) Voluntary 3) Only the rich would have to pay it. We all see both, how that has worked out and how it has been mismanaged. Obamacare is just more of the same ol big government intrusion into our lives and wallets. They will not be happy until the sheep are dependent on the government from craddle to grave.

spoonerfun writes:

AP puts out an undocumented story with a "hit" headline and NDN rushes to publish it! No matter if the State or Federal "Government
pays" for it, we the people are paying!

eagle1610 writes:

in response to johnwaynegacy:

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Analytical, reasoned and bolstered by objectiveness.

Just like the AP wire you just swallowed with your eyes closed.

drolds writes:

in response to staghorn:

never trust a republican©

When you visit the zoo to gather your intellect from the monkeys, do they laugh and throw things at you?

Heraclitus writes:

I think Samuel Langhorne Clemens nailed it:

"Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, blasteded lies and statistics.'"
- Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review

Only Twain didn't say blasteded. It's a pity that the NDN would purposefully misquote a great American humorist.

Carrot_Stick writes:

Wow, you republicans are true morons.

The Congressional Budget Office just reported that the Affordable Health Care Act will reduce the country's defecit over the next 10 year period. This is not politics, this is fact.

You republican scum are too arrogant to recognize that Rick Scott was just caught in a direct lie to us Floridians. Of course this does not surprise me, but why not condem him as you do when you see a democrat not telling the complete truth. You people are so wrapped up into Scott's pants that you can't even admit when he does something bad. Do you people think Rick Scott is Jesus Christ? Open your eyes idiots!

Do the world a favor and stop listening to Rush and Faux News, but instead read government reports and congressional documents that explain the health care bill as it is, and not how republican scum want you to see it.

Rick Scott lied and you blind idiots still support him. What is wrong with you people?

onlythetruth writes:

Rick Scott is a lying pile of manure and we all know it. The R's want competition in health care, but RS refuses to set up exchanges that are competitive and allow those of us who have to buy our own health care to shop around. He is absolutely evil and the worst governor since Claude Kirk.

romneygate writes:

Republican Health Care Bill = DON'T GET SICK!

romneygate writes:

in response to drolds:

When you visit the zoo to gather your intellect from the monkeys, do they laugh and throw things at you?

You shouldn't throw things.

Lemme writes:

Scott will just plead the 5th!!

straighttalkinnaples writes:

Hmmm...so the costs to be born by either state taxpayers or federal taxpayers by implementing Obamacare in Florida totals $1.9 billion annually.

Well Geez, this revelation makes all the difference in the world. Now that the AP has discovered the ACA costs to taxpayers of any stripe remains $1.9 billion annually in Florida, Obamacare is oh so much more affordable.

I'm just relieved the administration points out these costs are actually fees and penalties vice taxes people must pay.

Whew...I feel so much better now!

romneygate writes:

in response to straighttalkinnaples:

Hmmm...so the costs to be born by either state taxpayers or federal taxpayers by implementing Obamacare in Florida totals $1.9 billion annually.

Well Geez, this revelation makes all the difference in the world. Now that the AP has discovered the ACA costs to taxpayers of any stripe remains $1.9 billion annually in Florida, Obamacare is oh so much more affordable.

I'm just relieved the administration points out these costs are actually fees and penalties vice taxes people must pay.

Whew...I feel so much better now!

You would have felt the same way anyway since you will pay some way for those costs with or without Obamacare, or did you think otherwise? LOL

romneygate writes:

in response to Lemme:

Scott will just plead the 5th!!

You mean he hasn't been drinking a 5th? He sounds like it.

romneygate writes:

Romney has the answer to all this "malarkey". It's not a tax. It's not a penalty. It's a FEE just like it was when he implemented Romneycare in Massachusetts.

what234 writes:

in response to staghorn:

never trust a republican©

never trust a politican of any kind!!

straighttalkinnaples writes:

in response to Carrot_Stick:

Wow, you republicans are true morons.

The Congressional Budget Office just reported that the Affordable Health Care Act will reduce the country's defecit over the next 10 year period. This is not politics, this is fact.

You republican scum are too arrogant to recognize that Rick Scott was just caught in a direct lie to us Floridians. Of course this does not surprise me, but why not condem him as you do when you see a democrat not telling the complete truth. You people are so wrapped up into Scott's pants that you can't even admit when he does something bad. Do you people think Rick Scott is Jesus Christ? Open your eyes idiots!

Do the world a favor and stop listening to Rush and Faux News, but instead read government reports and congressional documents that explain the health care bill as it is, and not how republican scum want you to see it.

Rick Scott lied and you blind idiots still support him. What is wrong with you people?

Carrot_Stick,

Dang, if only the Affordable Care Act could cover the remaining 20 million uninsured, then add another 11-20 million illegal aliens to the program, we'd literally be making money!

In May of this year, the Office of the Chief Actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told the truth, as it has every year since Democrats pushed through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The report states:

“The Trustees Report is necessarily based on current law; … however, the projections shown in the report are clearly unrealistic … The purpose of this memorandum is to present a set of Medicare projections under hypothetical alternatives to those provisions to help illustrate and quantify the potential magnitude of the cost understatement under current law.”

In 2009 Medicare’s payment rates were about 67 percent of what private health insurance would have paid; Medicaid rates were about 66 percent, according to the chief actuary. Those low rates help explain why it is increasingly difficult for a senior to see a new doctor, and it’s even worse for Medicaid patients.

However, former Speaker Pelosi’s assumptions for Obamacare costs requires the Medicare trustees to assume a steady decline in the reimbursement rates for both programs—to about 39 percent of what private insurance would pay in 2080.

PRESTO… Obamacare doesn’t add to the deficit!

Given the Democrats’ deception in forcing the Medicare trustees to make patently false assumptions, only ideological fools an liberal simpletons would believe adding millions to new entitlements reduces costs.

rbytusdy writes:

in response to staghorn:

never trust a republican©

Facts to support mission_accomplished:

#1 Republican distortion: "Obama promised he wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class by a penny with this health care law. Well, that's been proven false now."

The facts:Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the average middle-class family over the last three and a half years, and the Republicans fought him nearly every step of the way. From cutting taxes for every working American through the Making Work Pay and payroll tax cuts, to the American Opportunity Tax Credit which gives up to a $10,000 tax credit to help families pay for four years of college, Obama has put more money in the pockets of middle-class Americans.

Another fact: Obamacare includes the largest middle-class tax cut for health care in history. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, 19 million people will receive tax credits -- worth an average of about $4,800 each -- to help afford health care. These tax credits will finally put health insurance within reach for millions of American families. In short, Obamacare cuts taxes for middle-class families. Period.

More in next posting as each posting is limited to only 3000 characters!

rbytusdy writes:

in response to rbytusdy:

Facts to support mission_accomplished:

#1 Republican distortion: "Obama promised he wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class by a penny with this health care law. Well, that's been proven false now."

The facts:Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the average middle-class family over the last three and a half years, and the Republicans fought him nearly every step of the way. From cutting taxes for every working American through the Making Work Pay and payroll tax cuts, to the American Opportunity Tax Credit which gives up to a $10,000 tax credit to help families pay for four years of college, Obama has put more money in the pockets of middle-class Americans.

Another fact: Obamacare includes the largest middle-class tax cut for health care in history. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, 19 million people will receive tax credits -- worth an average of about $4,800 each -- to help afford health care. These tax credits will finally put health insurance within reach for millions of American families. In short, Obamacare cuts taxes for middle-class families. Period.

More in next posting as each posting is limited to only 3000 characters!

Around 1 percent of people -- those who can afford to buy coverage but instead choose to opt out, shifting their costs to the rest of us -- will pay a penalty. The Supreme Court acknowledged yesterday that this penalty will be charged through the tax code -- but that doesn't change its purpose (to ensure everyone who can afford insurance buys it) or its effect (to lower costs for everyone). It's also the same policy Mitt Romney implemented when he signed health reform in MA. For many folks in MA, the penalties under Romney's reform were even bigger. In fact, here's a video of him extolling the virtues of his penalty.

#2 Romney distortion: Romney said Obamacare meant "a larger and larger government, more and more intrusive in your life -- separating you and your doctor."

In fact, this is one of the most dishonest claims in American politics. This isn't about government. Obamacare builds on and improves the nation's private health care system.

Here's what it fixes. Before Obamacare, insurance companies had free rein to arbitrarily cap and cancel coverage, and they could waste our premiums on overheads and big CEO bonuses. With Obamacare, there will now be clear rules of the road to give patients and doctors more control over their health care. These rules will make sure that you and your doctor -- not your insurance company, and certainly not a Washington bureaucrat -- have control over your health.

rbytusdy writes:

#3 Romney distortion: "Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have."

Outright false. If you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. The only thing that's changed is that your coverage is stronger. Here's how:

-- If you had a lifetime limit (and about 60 percent of employer-based plans did), it's been lifted.
-- If you have a child under the age of 26, they can stay on your plan.
-- Insurance companies can no longer discriminate against children with preexisting conditions.
-- Starting in 2014, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny anyone insurance based on preexisting conditions, helping up to 129 million Americans get the care they need.
-- Insurance companies will no longer be able to charge women more than men for the exact same coverage.
-- 54 million Americans already have access to better preventive services, free of charge.
-- And if you get sick, your insurance company can't drop your coverage, and if they deny you a treatment, the law makes sure you have a chance to appeal.

Republicans who tell you Obamacare won't let you keep your plan if you like it are lying to you -- and it is shameful.

#4 Republican distortion: "Costs are going up."

The facts: Health care costs have been going up for decades -- that's one of the reasons President Obama fought to pass the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare makes targeted changes to hold costs down. The President started by taking on the insurance companies. As he said yesterday, the law ensures that insurance companies spend 80% of your premium dollars on your health care, not administrative costs or CEO bonuses. If they don't follow that rule, they have to send you a rebate. This month, more than 12 million Americans will receive over $1 billion in rebate checks, and we're all seeing lower premiums because of it.

The law also takes on waste in our health care system. Let's take just one example. We spend billions of dollars every year treating people for infections they get while they are in the hospital. The health care law helps hospitals take simple but necessary steps to prevent infections. These types of reforms will save up to $35 billion and 60,000 lives.

#5 Romney distortion: "Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt."

The facts: Wrong again. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit by over $100 billion during the first ten years. In the following decade, it cuts the deficit by another $1 trillion. Not only is the Romney campaign misleading people about the President's deficit plan, they won't tell the truth about their own. Romney would grow the deficit by as much as $5 trillion by giving tax cuts that favor millionaires and billionaires while taking away health care benefits that people rely on. We can't let them get away with it.

NOYB5 writes:

Do reporters not sign their names to articles anymore?

No references. No sources. No names. No numbers to back up the headline.

This is nothing but a drive by hit piece by the liberal media.

rags123 writes:

Scott's decision was purely political and stupidity squared.
Illegals still get stabilized treatment under a law passed 15 years ago in the ER and we pay.
Likewise, people without insurance get the same treatment in the expensive ER, and we pay.
100% reimbursement to the adopting state for 3 yrs. then 90% thereafter forever to mostly middle classes.
Scott and the Repubs are making this a political issue at the expense of millions of Floridians that need AFFORDABLE health care, not profit driven market priced insurance directed health care that has risen 135% in just 11 years.
How much is child cancer going to cost this week?

conchsoup writes:

How about some true facts...the staff of Tampa Bay has bothered to research the matter:
The most recent estimate from the state health care agency — from January 2012 — says a series of changes to Medicaid could wind up costing about $1.4 billion a year, but that number includes several things beyond the expansion to Medicaid that Scott was talking about.

For instance, about $400 million is tied to increased reimbursement payments to Medicaid providers. But the state isn't required to pay that out as part of the health care law.

Another $516 million of the estimated $1.4 billion will pay for people who are eligible for Medicaid right now but not yet enrolled. Those people can enroll whether or not Scott gets Florida to opt out of the expansion.

That leaves about $500 million in estimated new costs for Medicaid patients under the federal government expansion.

And that cost — which one health care advocacy group has questioned as "hyper-inflated" — would not fully kick in until 2020.

Scott's $1.9 billion claim appears to be wildly high. We rated his claim False.

For more facts:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics...

lb5361 writes:

in response to romneygate:

Republican Health Care Bill = DON'T GET SICK!

But if you do....DIE QUICKLY!

Their backup plan....KEEP GOBMENT OUT OF MY MEDICARE!

Don't ya just love this "I GOT MINE, YOU GET YOURS" crowd?

God Bless America.....indeed!

August8 writes:

Yea, I am sure it's understated, bs !!! Wait untill the trueth comes out and we will all be broke.
Dump Obama Soon

straighttalkinnaples writes:

in response to rags123:

Scott's decision was purely political and stupidity squared.
Illegals still get stabilized treatment under a law passed 15 years ago in the ER and we pay.
Likewise, people without insurance get the same treatment in the expensive ER, and we pay.
100% reimbursement to the adopting state for 3 yrs. then 90% thereafter forever to mostly middle classes.
Scott and the Repubs are making this a political issue at the expense of millions of Floridians that need AFFORDABLE health care, not profit driven market priced insurance directed health care that has risen 135% in just 11 years.
How much is child cancer going to cost this week?

rags,

Really, attacking Gov. Scott with the "stupidity squared" thing again...how 1980's.

I'd think that given President Obama's and the Democrats’ deception in forcing the Medicare/Medicaid trustees to adopt patently false assumptions promising declining reimbursement rates for medical care in the future to justify the ACA, that even you with your low ethical standards would be uncomfortable schilling for the administration.

I clearly underestimated your zealotry. Only an ideological fool or liberal simpleton could possibly try selling Obamacare as a new government entitlement covering millions for free, while simultaneously reducing overall insurance costs for the middle class.

How much is child cancer going to cost this week?
Certainly not as much as it will in the future, and you can count on the middle class taxpayer to pick up the tab...President Obama sure is.

arrestallillegals writes:

its terrible that a president who claims to be a democrat pushed a bill that the MAJORITY of americans didnt want. isnt a democracy about the people make the decisions. so how can obama be a democrat when he doesnt listen to the poeple. more like a socialist. the obama supporters are such suckers. its like this. they wanted a healthcare plan paid for by other people. but wait you are the other people. uhh ohh democrats. didnt really think that through did you. so basically we are giving healthcare to the people not working and paying taxes. idk about you but i cant afford healthcare for myself let alone the giant amount of unemployed workers. but hey at least you can feel better about yourself for voting for a black president. only at the cost of americas well being. democrats= suckers. such fools.

arrestallillegals writes:

i think the obama supporters should pay for this healthcare. they wanted him in office. they can front the bill

tampacoco writes:

Like Rick Scott really gives a crap about Florida.

straighttalkinnaples writes:

O.K., let's use a little common sense here people.

New government entitlement programs for millions can not defy economic gravity. The taxpayer, either state, federal, or both via assessments always pays for it.

The expansion of Medicaid in every state as part of Obamacare including Florida will require taxpayers to pay for it.

Arguments over whether Florida's increased costs begining in 2016 is $2 billion, or $1.4 billion, or even a $1 billion, doesn't change the fact that someone has to pay.

What democrats claim a middle class taxpayer proportedly saves in health insurance costs with the Affordable Care Act, will be eclipsed by their "fair share" for state and federal taxes to support ever increasing entitlement costs.

The Government Accountability Office projects a total shortfall of $45.8 trillion for existing federal entitlement programs (SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) over the next 75 years. This $45.8 trillion figure is the amount of benefits promised to recipients, in excess of taxes to be paid into these funds.

So, now we can add more liabilities to a new federal entitlement, while continuing to deceive ourselves on the actual costs.

The question isn't, "what will child cancer medical costs be tomorrow...but rather, what will your child eventually have to pay for our bogus entitlement deception in years to come?"

wordofmouth writes:

Disregarding the fact that the SC just destroyed the foundation on which the Bill of Rights in our Constitution is based on, and thereby giving the Federal Gov't all the power it needs (by precedent) to strip us wholly of them b/c the SC supported the individual mandate in this bill, now giving it the power to tell us what to do in a much broader scope...
Anyway, leaving that that out-why is it that people can't accept the simple fact that WE CANT AFFORD UNIVERSAL OR SINGLE PAYOR HEALTH CARE!
Freaking a, there are a lot of really s----- s----- people who just dont want to accept the fact that we can't afford it and the only way to make that clear to DC and state capitols accross the the country is to be as vocal about it as we can. As for those idiot socialists who support these programs, they need to go back to high school and learn Econ 101.

Coastal writes:

So where was the NDN when the Dems understated the cost of DemocratCare?

anotherPOV writes:

Rick Scott lied? SHOCKING!
Can't wait for tomorrows headline, "Water is Wet"

FreshFace writes:

You mean he lied? (gasp!)

FreshFace writes:

in response to arrestallillegals:

i think the obama supporters should pay for this healthcare. they wanted him in office. they can front the bill

then in turn you should pay for all the war costs since YOU voted for Bush and many of us did not. Tit for tat...You owe MUCH MORE than we owe. I'll help pay for health care and you start paying down the deficit, k?

RaginCajunn writes:

Thinly veiled hit piece by anonymous Associated Press.

Nice.

jmarshall writes:

Afghanistan costs us 2 billion a month! Maybe if we took care of people here the budget would become balanced as Clinton did in 1998. Does anyone really expect Scott to be honest about this program? He has insurance and so do the ones that oppose the program. Maybe they should give up their MEDICARE and S.S. checks?

jmarshall writes:

in response to furball:

Don't give in Rick, wait it out, Barry and the Chicago thugs will be gone. Then work on small changes in the health care system.
Read my lips no new taxes.

If you know your political history then you know the budget became unbalanced soon after Clinton left office. He balanced it in 1998 which was four years sooner than anticipated. Bush cut taxes and this is the result--a huge deficit that continues on as his legacy.

Beachglow writes:

in response to Carrot_Stick:

Wow, you republicans are true morons.

The Congressional Budget Office just reported that the Affordable Health Care Act will reduce the country's defecit over the next 10 year period. This is not politics, this is fact.

You republican scum are too arrogant to recognize that Rick Scott was just caught in a direct lie to us Floridians. Of course this does not surprise me, but why not condem him as you do when you see a democrat not telling the complete truth. You people are so wrapped up into Scott's pants that you can't even admit when he does something bad. Do you people think Rick Scott is Jesus Christ? Open your eyes idiots!

Do the world a favor and stop listening to Rush and Faux News, but instead read government reports and congressional documents that explain the health care bill as it is, and not how republican scum want you to see it.

Rick Scott lied and you blind idiots still support him. What is wrong with you people?

The only thing that is going to reduce this country's deficit over the next 10 years is taxation regardless of the spin they put on it out of Washington.

Nothing in life is free, and anyone with any common sense would never take a report out of Washington these days and take it to the bank!

jmarshall writes:

in response to Beachglow:

The only thing that is going to reduce this country's deficit over the next 10 years is taxation regardless of the spin they put on it out of Washington.

Nothing in life is free, and anyone with any common sense would never take a report out of Washington these days and take it to the bank!

Excellent points! They need to go back to school and learn to read the actual facts and not depend on their ears...... Maybe they skipped school?

swampbuggy writes:

There is no such thing as overstating the cost of a government run program. Scott isn't correct, based on past government cost projections on any project, he is way short.

Klaatu writes:

Rick Scott would still be making donuts had anyone addressed Health care reform earlier!

He made millions cheating and lying!

I don't believe a word he says!!!!

Republican don't want to lose their cash cow !!!

my-opinion writes:

The Health Care Act is not run by government...it is run by insurance companies. Medicaid (poor) will get government funding for a few years then the STATE must fund some of it. The hope is that if a state/nation gets the "FREE RIDERS" to buy insurance...and gets illegals out of emergency rooms...Then the state will have neutral cost.

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