April 29, 2015 3:00 pm -


Gov. Rick Scott (R) was for Medicaid expansion before he was against it. Now that the Florida governor is against it, he’s suing the Obama administration. Scott filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, saying the Obama administration is coercing the state to expand Medicaid in order for Florida to get $1 billion in federal hospital funds. CBS…



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22 responses to Florida Governor Sues To Stop Medicaid Expansion

  1. Larry Schmitt April 29th, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    And you know he got a lot of votes from the very people who would benefit from Medicaid expansion.

    • allison1050 April 29th, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      And that’s the tragedy that’s repeated time and time again Larry.

  2. Kim Serrahn April 29th, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Aren’t there places in Florida that this pinhead could be taken to and made to walk home?

    • Larry Schmitt April 29th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      How about Dry Tortugas National Park?

      • Hugh Williams April 29th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

        20 miles West of the Dry Tortugas would be more appropriate.

    • causeican April 30th, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Tate’s Hell. And it’s near Tallahassee.

  3. allison1050 April 29th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    In a word he’s a “criminal” that was allowed to not be prosecuted. And he looks like a skeleton with skin that’s just my personal observation.

    • whatthe46 April 29th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      he looks like that creepy old man from “poltergeist 2”

  4. Larry Schmitt April 29th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Of course, when they paid that $1.7 B fine, they did so “without admitting to any wrongdoing.”

    • allison1050 April 29th, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Riiight now I get it, it’s still criminal.

      • Larry Schmitt April 29th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

        Unfortunately, when a mega corp is charged with a crime, no person ever does time. This guy should have gone to prison. A billion dollars is chump change to them. It just means fewer dividends for stockholders, but the suits still get their bonuses.

        • Roctuna April 29th, 2015 at 4:29 pm

          “Corporations are people, my friend” so it makes you wonder why his he and the rest of the board of his crooked health care corp isn’t collectively in prison.

  5. Bunya April 29th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Boy, Rick Scott sure knows how to “stick it” to the old folks. Of course, since he’ll never grow old and dependent on others for help, what does he care what happens to the elderly and the poor?

    • StoneyCurtisll April 29th, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Rick (Nosferatu)Scott doesn’t have to worry about growing old….

  6. Dwendt44 April 29th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Does he have standing? There needs to be some evidence of harm, Florida would NOT be harmed by joining the expansion, it would benefit.

  7. StoneyCurtisll April 29th, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Rick Scott pondering if blocking Medicare expansion was the right thing to do…

    • Larry Schmitt April 29th, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      The scariest vampire ever. I mean Nosferatu, from the Murnau film. Lugosi was cool, but this guy would give you nightmares.

      • StoneyCurtisll April 29th, 2015 at 9:46 pm


    • allison1050 April 30th, 2015 at 6:44 am


    • Bunya April 30th, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      I call BS! That picture is photo-shopped. Rick Scott NEVER looked that good!

  8. illinoisboy1977 April 30th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    It’s all going to come down to whether Florida can prove that the witholding is SOLELY because of their refusal to expand Medicaid. If they can’t, I see Scott losing the case.

  9. Herbie_Love_Bug May 22nd, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Guess who bought 4th largest employer in the US, HCA, after the fallout? Romney and Bain and they got about a 300% return on their money.