Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott: Obama Raiding Medicare

by JASmius


Citing proposed cuts in Medicare Advantage plans, Florida Governor Rick Scott says the Obama administration is raiding Medicare to pay for ObamaCare.

Scott was in Washington over the weekend for a National Governors Association meeting and met with President Barack Obama. In a press release Monday, Scott said he had asked Obama "to fix Obamacare immediately."
Uh-oh.  Does anybody else notice what's wrong with Governor Scott's admonition?  He should be directing that entreaty to Congress, which actually has the constitutional and legal authority to "fix" ObamaCare.  He should then be demanding that Congress repeal ObamaCare, not "fix" it, and replace it with free market health care reforms.

Or, he and his gubernatorial counterparts could simply announce that since ObamaCare is flagrantly and laughably unconstitutional, they are, under the terms of Article VI, Clause II, proceeding with nullification of the Unaffordable Care-Less Act in their states.  But I'm not holding my breath on this one.

Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World With Neil Cavuto," the Republican governor said he's seen 300,000 Floridians lose health plans they were promised they could keep, and now senior citizens, a significant part of the state's population, are telling him they can't find a doctor who accepts Medicare.

"It's totally different from what our citizens were promised," Scott said.
What ever happened to "caveat emptor," Governor?  Anybody can promise anything, but the consumer has a responsibility to be vigilant and discerning.  After all, didn't Red Barry carry Florida both times?  What's that old adage?  "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me".

Part of me wishes ObamaCare could be repealed for Americans who never voted for Barack Obama, and left in place for those who did.  Now there's a two-tiered health care system I could support.

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