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John Romano column: Gov. Rick Scott is putting politics above people in need

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June

Rick Scott knows best.

It doesn't matter what the president says. It doesn't matter what laws Congress passes. It doesn't matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules.

Rick Scott knows best.

It doesn't matter how many millions of Floridians are without health insurance. It doesn't matter how high your insurance premiums climb. It doesn't matter that emergency rooms have been turned into standing-room-only free clinics.

Rick Scott still knows best.

Haven't you figured that out yet?

Florida's governor is a one-man think tank. He is a walking legal precedent. He is going to tell you what is best for you even if you didn't bother to ask.

Let's be very clear about this:

Rick Scott is so danged smart, he is willing to play with people's lives. He is telling Florida's most desperate citizens that he's not going to expand health insurance through Medicaid even though the federal government is paying almost entirely for the plan.

Sadly, this has become a problem in Florida. Not the idea that people may have differing opinions, but the idea that Scott ignores every viewpoint that does not agree with his.

Column here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:37am]

    

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