Rick Scott: No Obamacare For Florida
"Floridians are interested in jobs and economic growth, a quality education for their children, and keeping the cost of living low. Neither of these major provisions in ObamaCare will achieve those goals, and since Florida is legally allowed to opt out, that’s the right decision for our citizens. The real problem with health care is that costs continue to rise. That’s why I believe we need more choice for patients, more free-market competition, increased accountability for providers, and incentives for personal responsibility. These are the things we can do that will hold down health care costs and make it affordable for more people. Unfortunately, ObamaCare doesn’t do any of those things. In Florida, we are focused on becoming the number one place for businesses so that Floridians have more jobs.”" - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, saying his state will not expand Medicaid and will not set up insurance exchanges, two key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.