Florida Governor Refuses to Enact Obamacare

Despite the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling, Florida Gov. Scott says no to its implementation.

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This week, the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare; however, Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he doesn't care. So disinterested is Scott that, according to a Fox News interview highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times, the politician announced that he will not put Obamacare into action in his state. "We're not going to implement Obamacare in Florida," Scott told Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren late Friday night.

"We're not going to expand Medicaid because we're going to do the right thing. We're not going to do the exchange."

As late as Friday afternoon, Scott was telling Florida media that he had not yet made up his mind about whether or not to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But he continued to pan the law, which he opposed even before he was elected. And he said the Medicaid program as it exists now is already too costly.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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