Rick Scott On Pre-Existing Conditions: We’ve Got To Reward People For Taking Care Of Themselves [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

Gov. Rick Scott would not directly say Wednesday whether he supports a Trump administration move that critics say could wipe away health care protections for pre-existing conditions — a cornerstone of Obamacare — while saying he believes such protections are needed.

“I believe that if you have a pre-existing condition, you need to still be able to get health care, so it’s very important to me,” Scott told reporters in Tallahassee.

“I think everybody ought to be able to get health care insurance. I do believe that you’ve got to start working to fix the law and that law caused our premiums to skyrocket. But I don’t believe in grand bargains, I believe in incrementally trying to make change. We’ve got a lot more competition. We’ve got to reward people for caring for themselves.”

Sunshine State News reports:

A new poll shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in what is expected to be one of the most closely watched elections in the country come November

The Saint Leo University Polling Institute released a poll of Florida voters on Tuesday showing Scott with 40 percent while Nelson trials with 34 percent while 8 percent back other candidates and 18 percent remain undecided. Scott’s lead over Nelson in the poll stands outside the margin of error.