Rick Scott Is Urging Donald Trump to Repeal Obamacare

From Politico’s Christine Sexton, 11/09/2016:

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who started his political career amid staunch opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, said Wednesday that Obamacare must be repealed, adding that the solution to lowering health care costs is through an employer-driven system where insurance companies are allowed to sell policies across state lines.

“I believe we have to repeal Obamacare — and i know there are a lot of people in Washington who say it’s not factual to say it’s going to be repealed — but it has to be repealed,” Scott told reporters in Tallahassee. “We cannot pay for this. There’s no way Americans are going to be able to get health care if we continue the path we are going down.”

Scott, who made a similar pitch while appearing on Fox News, joined other Republicans who placed their sights on going after Obamacare in the aftermath of the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled the Senate would move swiftly to repeal Obamacare now that the GOP Congress will have a Republican president next year.”It’s pretty high on our agenda as you know,” the Kentucky Republican said on Wednesday. “I would be shocked if we didn’t move forward and keep our commitment to the American people.”

The promises of repeal are coming during the fourth open enrollment in the federal health exchange where qualifying individuals could obtain tax credits to purchase insurance plans. Roughly 1.5 million Floridians were enrolled as of last March.

Once Obamacare is repealed, said Scott, the focus should be on lowering costs through increased competition and by allowing people to buy plans that “fit their needs.”

“Then you have to make sure people get a job. If you want to get good health care, then the best way to get it is to get a good job.”

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