Florida’s Republican Governor Drops Opposition To ObamaCare
Florida Governor Rick Scott, who has been among the most vocal critics of the Affordable Care Act, has had a change of heart:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is dropping his staunch opposition to federal health care reform.
Scott, a vocal critic of “Obamacare,” said Tuesday that he now wants to negotiate with the federal government in a way that could help families.
Scott previously stated that he would not go along with parts of health care reform that the state controls. But the governor said that in the wake of the re-election of President Barack Obama he is now open to discussing it.
This is likely a political move on Scott’s part, who is no doubt already looking ahead to re-election in 2014 when, according to some speculation, he may end up facing former Governor Charlie Crist running either as an Independent or possibly even the Democratic nominee. However, it’s not going to make many friends for Scott inside the conservative movement and one wonders if it will lead to a primary challenge for Scott in two years.