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.
Wow: @ScottforFlorida just admitted he thinks returning to a time when insurance companies could discriminate based on pre-existing conditions is a good idea.
“We’ve got to reward people for taking care of themselves…It’s no different from what companies have done the past.” pic.twitter.com/3N0b8eg11q
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) June 13, 2018
SIREN: Rick Scott thinks people who have pre-existing conditions just didn’t “take care of themselves” so it makes sense to let insurance companies discriminate against them… https://t.co/jNuyr1qLfK
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) June 13, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott was CEO of a hospital company while it committed the largest Medicare fraud in history. He invoked the 5th Amendment 75 times, refusing to answer questions under oath. Because Florida. https://t.co/9MHasLy4i9
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) June 14, 2018
Over seven million Floridians have pre-existing conditions – yet Rick Scott refuses to stand up for them as the Trump administration seeks to remove critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions. #FlaPol https://t.co/Or126BcNRI
— Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) June 13, 2018
Rick Scott, who oversaw the largest Medicare fraud ($1.7B) in U.S. history, should look in the mirror before writing letters to the @WSJ attacking me on healthcare. I’ve fought to lower costs and increase the quality of healthcare and I’m proud of it. https://t.co/Vy39ArK5Qe pic.twitter.com/eAZD8tjL3l
— Bill Nelson (@NelsonForSenate) June 6, 2018