House Democrats in Tallahassee are pushing Florida Governor Rick Scott to go on the record following a report from the Congressional Budget Office that the proposed American Health Act which is being tabbed as the replacement for the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” would leave 24 million without health insurance by 2024.
“Rather than acting as a leader, the Governor took the path of a typical politician and ducked the question entirely,” said House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz. “If Governor Scott isn’t prepared to defend Trumpcare, he at least owes Floridians an explanation about what exactly he’s been discussing with Republican leadership during his tax-payer funded trips to Washington DC.”
Rick Scott’s battle against Obamacare has reached back over the past few years through the expansion of medicaid, which the Governor has declined to do. This lead to the Obama administration pulling funds from the state to cover uninsured emergency room patients.
While the plan is estimated to save the country $337 Billion dollars, it has divided Republican leadership in Washington who on one end believe it doesn’t distance itself far enough from Obamacare to a second group who fears the proposals effects on medicare.