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Gov. Rick Scott on Medicaid Expansion: If I Can't Steal It, Florida Does Not Want It!

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Before Rick Scott was elected governor of Florida, he was implicated in one of the biggest Medicare fraud cases in history. Now he is in the business of depriving Floridians of federal funds dedicated to helping them obtain health care via Medicaid.

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Sheryl G (363)
Friday July 6, 2012, 2:47 pm
Cartoon shows Gov. Rick Scott holding sign that reads "I want Nothing to do with Federal Govt. Health Care Programs"......but as the other two Floridians point out in their conversation "Isn't that the same guy whose Company was fined $1.7 billion for Defrauding Medicaid and Medicare?"

Seems Rick Scott has no problem taking Federal Funds as long as they end up in his pocket. But if it will offer medical care to a Floridian and save someone's life, no he doesn't want that Federal money. This is the real death panel, keeping Floridians from having medical coverage. What a hypocrite he is. I've already have gone to funerals here in Florida simply due to the fact the person didn't have medical coverage and therefore did not get medicaid care as needed.

Please sign this PETITION, we need all the help we can get with this jerk in Office. We had a 3 way election for Gov. and the only reason he got in, almost 2/3rds of the people did not vote for him.

Judy C (97)
Friday July 6, 2012, 4:24 pm
Signed. This guy has no business whatsoever holding public office. It's just beyond comprehension that someone could be this devoid of human values, and be elected as Governor. Thanks, Dandelion.

John Doe (22)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:07 pm
Thanks again Dandelion - Signed with pleasure. - Why do Americans elect mindless idiots like Scott into positions of power?

PS - NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures. There are currently 15,462 signatures (I am #15,463)

Susan L (150)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:41 pm
Signed and noted #15,488. I do hope this does some good for those of you in Florida.

Mary T (178)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:07 pm
Thanks Dandelion, Signed and shared, I hope it helps.

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:16 pm
noted, signed, shared.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 1:37 am
Signed and shared on FB.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 5:15 am
I hope that those who voted in this guy have learned their lesson. He was a crook already, was CEO of Columbia Medical Centers and defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of Billions of dollars, paid $350,000,000 fine. He should have been imprisoned and would have saved Florida a lot of grief. But they knew he was a crook and some voted for him anyway. Go figure.

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 6:57 am
signed, noted and getting more pissed by the minute..this bastard could fund medicaid for years with all the money he STOLE, but screw US, HE HAS HIS

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 6:59 am
Thanks Dandelion!
This story is a PERFECT example of Scotts handi work, please note, pass on and contribute if you can.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:01 am
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.
thanks Dandelion

JL A (281)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:05 am
is there grounds for a conflict of interest so he shouldn't be making this decision?

Lisa N (206)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:14 am
Signed, thanks Dandelion.

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:21 am
I live here, this ain't happening while I'm here...ty so much Dandelion sweetie for caring dear friend, your the best.
Here is my signature: Thanks for sending a message to Bill Nelson that it's time to stop the wasteful spending.

Please do the same people of Florida, this is not right...ty.

In peace always,

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:40 am
Gina I'm placing a live link to your story on here that you mention.
Disabled Boy Denied Medical Coverage

The family is loosing their home due to high cost of medical care, they are working 3 jobs between the wife and husband but costs to medical are so high. They have 3 other children they must care for and feed, and they are trying to save their van to be able to take their disabled son to his medical appointments.

This is a poster story as to why we need Universal Health Care.....but in the meantime if anyone can offer a bit of help, words of encouragement, advice, and please sign the petition above, maybe if the Affordable Care Act with the Medicaid part could come in, this family might get a little more medical help.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:59 am
Signed but I hope the Floridians get rid of this jerk....

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 8:04 am
Me too, Arielle, I hope it's been lesson learned.

David C (131)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:06 am
can't believe this man was elected and given the power he has....

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:14 am
Noted, thanks.

Azaima A (207)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:58 am

Gloria p (304)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 10:03 am
I am glad I don't live in fla.

Jim P (3257)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 12:05 pm
Petition already signed.

Maybe the family could move to Canada...

The voters in Florida really need to get Scott out of office ASAP!

Ty, Dandelion.

Michael T (82)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 12:32 pm
Thanks Dandelion for posting this and the attached petition. Signed and noted with vigor.

I don't know much about Floridans and their voting history. Where I live, it is decidedly and blindingly repugnant.

At present Adam West, who has been unseated due to redistricting is running to represent a new district which my county is in. I am meeting with a local activist next Friday to see what I can do perhaps to write op-ed pieces for the local rags.

I worked for Scott in the 90's in a hospital purchased by his conglomerate. They sent in new people and bean counters that screwed everything up. I loathe the alien.

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 12:43 pm
Sigh.......Rick Perry and Uncle Fester Rick Scott are two peas in the same pod. neither want to help the people of their states unless they can pocket some or all of the money. They make me sick. Signed, noted and shared on FB.

Monica Demertsidis (0)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 1:39 pm
makes me ashamed to live in Fla.

Ray M (0)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:11 pm
This idiot is a real jerk. How he got elected is beyond comprehension. Wake up Floridaians.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:19 pm
signed and noted

Kamila A (141)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:33 pm
This man admitted on camera that he wanted to obstruct voting because he wanted Obama to lose by twisting the law to do it. This is treason and he needs to be charged and treated as a criminal.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:53 pm
He should already be in jail for the largest Medicare and Medicaid fraud. And Ray, I'm not sure why some who live here in Florida voted in the criminal. It was all over the airwaves that he was involved in the Medicare fraud yet they still put a dot next to his name.

Some will vote for the devil as long as the word Republican is after, it goes the same way for those who vote Democrat. As a life long Independant voter it is so discouraging to see and to hear so many who simply vote a particular Party, because their Father did, their GrandFather did.

It's like our family always votes Republican/ get the drift. Why not vote for the one who is what we need at this time for this Country and that may even be a 3rd Party person if the other two are being idiots. I mean this on all levels, the House, Congress, or the White House, people really need to pay more attention to who they vote in. My daughter has even heard some vote by counting the signs on the way to the voting, at the end whoever had the most signs gets their vote.....what kind of crap is that?

Susanne R (235)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 10:18 pm
How did this criminal manage to become governor? He needs to be voted out ASAP!

Gladly signed and noted! Thanks for posting this, Dandelion!

Edith B (146)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 10:29 pm
I gladly signed. It continues to amaze me that criminals or just plain idiots keep getting elected to positions of power.

Elle B (84)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 11:07 pm
tSigned w/comments. Thank-you for posting Dandelion "Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on."

A disgrace that has no shame. . .not the genuine article at all. . .not fully human. . .a mutant. It's like a bad dream you can't wake up from.

“Health is a human necessity; health is a human right” ― James Lenhart

“America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” ― Walter Cronkite

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― U.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt

“In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People." ― Eugene Victor Debs

“The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned." ― Henry A. Wallace

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything." —Frank Dane

Susan L (150)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:12 am
Good quotes, Elle! It would be nice if the "right" people understood them.

Of course, Sheryl, you are correct in your last comment. It shows no regard for common good, doing what's the right thing to do, or even putting any thought into how one votes - might as well have no name to go with the ballot, simply 'Republican' - 'Democrat' - 'Other'. Those who DO vote for the likes of the "Scotts" & "Walkers" not only prove that, but also prove that there really is a whole lot of voting for the one(s) that have a shared prejudice(s), etc as the voter. And there are plenty of those in the Public Arena lately. I am personally disgusted with the display of callus disregard for the Common Good AND reasonable thought.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:56 am
Thanks so much for sharing this Sheryl..i have been posting and tweeting quite a bit about this sociopath lately, and i am so glad i live as far as possible away from him with our borders..
Petition signed and tweeted

Joe R (190)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 4:33 am
How do these people get elected? Petition signed.

reece C (29)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 5:54 am
Yes, florida elected an idiot criminal for governor, we also have a maniac for a congressmen, (West), and a senator that isn't sure wether he is a cuban or an american. They all manipulate the system for what benefits them the most. None of these yahoo's will agree to any health care plan that helps the states or the countries indigent. What I can't figure out is how a state with such a high number of over 60 voters is not embracing health care, or keeping the republicans from destroying social security and medicare?

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 7:13 am
Fyi...I had noting to do with voting this SOB into office, i might live here, but am independent voter, he is a nutcase. TY Joe, and Reece for your comments, well, if we can just get the voters out here in Florida to realize just "WHO" they are electing in, this would be better. I cannot believe the crap laws that are in this state, it's the worst state I have ever lived in, and I lived all up the East Coast...

So, please listen to Dandelions aricle, this is so important for us as citizens to be aware of who is in office, and why the hell did ya'll elect him? Think about it folks, come on now!

Thanks again for such an enlightening post dearest Sheryl.

Blessings of peace to all...OneLove OneHeart,

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 7:18 am
Oops, sorry typo , meant to say "nothing" to do with...

Sunday July 8, 2012, 8:41 am
How the hell did he ever get elected? I hate to say it, but there are some not very bright people in the U.S.A. who continue to vote for nutty Republican’s!

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:51 am
This would be the Comment he has!
" If I can't steal It I don't want It"!
He needs to be Voted Out!
He's sure not looking out for People In his state!
Take everything away from the people in his state!
See where that gets Him!

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:54 am
I sure Agree with Frank S. People don't even think!
How did he ever get Elected??
He needs to Un Elected! Fast!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:38 pm
16558. Angelika Roll Jul 8, 2012 Germany- thanks Sheryl.
It's all been said above. I tthink it might be the poor educational system in the US as one reason for such widespread complete indifference of political matters, - so sad, so tragic! Get the folks off their big lazy TV& popcorn asses to get a grip of what's really happening. With all the many wonderful Americans I have come to know, C2 members above all, I refuse to think that "people get the leaders they deserve".

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 3:24 pm
Thank you FreeSpirit and Angelika. I too live in Florida and have lived in other places, and I will have to say I've met some of the nicest people living here. However, we are deep in certain traditions and people in political power that still are hold overs from the pre-civil war time and Angelika hit a major point, it comes down to education.

The South was all but destroyed from the Civil War, and had President Lincoln lived, he was going to help the South get more on it's feet then happened. Although I know that was a long time ago, it has taken a long time to change over in many ways, and education took a back seat in a more agricultural part of the country. While other places like the New England States and the west coast went into other types of development that required more education and therefore brought in higher wages.

Our Country at the moment is being pushed by a lot of the attitudes that use to be in smaller pockets. Texas, which has given us people like George Bush, is also very much control of our educational textbooks. For a feel as to why so many people might be voting the way they do, they are being indoctrinated to be the way they are. A C2 member put on a good article that I think many would find informational and might explain why we have such a difficult time getting people to "think" in ways that don't slice their own throats.
Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of Critical Thinking in Public Schools"
Actually it states Texas schools but as Texas is in control of the Text books of this Country, it overflows to all States. For a summary of how that is done please look at my comment on that thread.

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 9:15 pm
From the Daily Kos --- Before Rick Scott was elected governor of Florida, he was implicated in one of the biggest Medicare fraud cases in history. Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA when it was fined $1.7 billion and found guilty of swindling the government.

How does a man like this get elected to the governor’s chair? The only way could be through lying and deceit, something he appears to be well versed and experienced in.

And he carries on with voter purges and voter suppression in defiance of the DOJ. And now he is back to ripping healthcare down for Floridians in contravention of the ACA. Is there no end to his malevolence?

From the Daily Kos --- He made his first foray into politics by forming a group called Conservatives for Patients Rights. --- IMO, what Scott is doing has nothing to do with patients’ rights. It is just another GOP tactic to misname, obfuscate and lie all in the attempt to deceive people.

From the Daily Kos --- President Obama's health care law called for states in 2014 to expand Medicaid eligibility to those making up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or $29,326 for a family of four. While estimates vary, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has concluded that as many as 1.95 million more people would join Medicaid and other state-subsidized health insurance programs over the next five years.
From NBC Miami --- “According to Census data released last year, Florida had the nation's third-highest rate of residents without health insurance during the past three years.” --- I ask, is that the result of people choosing not to insure, or the result of people not being able to insure? I have heard several things about Florida --- it is a state with some very wealthy people; it is a state with a lot of retired people. My initial reaction in answer to my question is that people are not able to afford health insurance. Yet Scott says to Fox host Greta Van Susteren :
"We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians, but this is an expansion that just doesn't make any sense.” --- What a liar. It doesn’t make sense to him because this will affect his corporate buddies that continue to swindle the taxpayers.
I think the days of the velvet hammer being used against states that don’t comply with federal law should be over. These states are flaunting the law and breaking the trust of the people they govern. This is not democracy. This is fascism, plain and simple.

It is past time for Rick Scott to retire from politics. Maybe, he could retire to a nice little island in the Pacific called Alcatraz! (yes I know it is decommissioned)

Petition signed

John Doe (22)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:32 pm
How about Gitmo, Out of sight out of mind. Even Obama has conveniently forgotten about it.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:48 pm
Signed with pleasure

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:51 pm
You don't have to be an American to know this guy is jerk

wendy webber (28)
Monday July 9, 2012, 3:30 am
Yes, we do need universal health care.I do not know what the question is that those idiots can't answer?How does one say "NO" to great health care? or NO you can't live because you are not rich enough?I do not know where the conscience in America went????? Rick Scott is a thief (may be a qualification for office that we do not know about?) and a brazen elitist. He needs to go! Maybe Scott could join our "wonderful" governor, who got into office without 61 % of the vote and he is just a plain idiot too(LePAge/Maine I am ashamed to admit I am from this state at times.) I am beginning to wonder if a large part of the American people have "learned helplessness"????? The French revolution was started over the price of bread/grain because the ordinary folks could not afford to buy a staple of life.I am not encouraging that type of violence at all, just the "revolt".Hope that makes sense to you out there.How can we not afford health care? It is a handy way to diminish those "low income" thinning beets.(Sarcasm here).

Sheryl G (363)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:45 am
Exactly Wendy, like thinning beets. Hitler had a more direct way of thinning beet, these Fascist are still doing the same thing when they deny medical coverage for people. Then if they can't get us through medical denial they cut back the food by cutting back the Food Stamp program, as it is they offer only $1.50 per meal, now a family that includes Elders, Disabled, and Children will have less to eat on. If that doesn't work they will freeze the people to death, there in Maine it gets mighty cold and the Fuel Assistance Program has been cut back on.

I use to live in Maine Wendy, I moved from that State to Florida and now I'm having the displeasure of living under the rule of this horrible man, Rick Scott. I do not know Wendy when the people will really start to rise up in the millions that we need, but I still think a lot of people are trying to wrap their minds around all of this. They have to realize we are not living in or under the same conditions that we had, that their political and the Scotus ruling by the Supreme Court has change everything.

I also do not condone violence, but people need to get doing something, because violence is being inflicted upon us. When some people did start standing up to this with OWS the police used heavy tactics on them, when you deny medical care to people and create large scale unemployment from a rigged system so that people can't get medical through some employment then you have shown a type of violence to them. When you cut back the food so that little children go to bed hungry at night, can't think to do their studies at school as their bellies are hungry, and others ending up in hospital due to starvation then we have a system that is doing violence towards it's citizens. When you talk about cutting back the Elders income and medical care, when they are too frail to work a job or do much to improve their circumstances, then the system has shown violence upon the ones that should be taken care of at this time of life.

Thank you Lynn for adding the additional information on here to what a Criminal Rick Scott is. This man has no right to hold public office with his background yet there he is. Gitmo holds some people that are suppose to have done me wrong, I don't know, who knows what they have done, we haven't had a trial for them, seen any evidence one way or the other. But I know this Rick Scott has done people wrong, and maybe as John has stated, we should let them out and have a trial and fill it with the likes of Rick Scott. But as Wendy said, perhaps the new qualification now to be in public office is you must be a criminal.

JL A (281)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:48 am
an example of policy differences between parties worth remembering

. (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 11:14 am
signed and hopefully noted. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Wow..the making of a great politician. His sorry ass should be kicked out of office. TY Dandelion

Carole K (195)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:34 am
Noted & signed and flagged spammers while I was here. TY, Dandelion!

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:55 am
Thanks Carole, I've been flagging these spammers on here and other links for days and nothing seems to be removed anymore. Thanks for signing the petition.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:30 pm
Noted & very glad to sign. (Care2 hasn't notified me of mail anymore....sorry it took so long to find this!) Politicians like this absolutely have no conscience. I commiserate with those in FL, as my Gov. Brewer in AZ is also sociopathic and heartless. Yes, we have to get the masses educated, and get public financing for campaigns (BigMoney out!), and definitely shorten the length of campaigns. But, remembering the "hanging chads" in the 2000 FL election, I'm also wondering if votes are being properly counted...esp. knowing the Diebold machines can be manipulated with a part from Radio Shack that costs less than $1.00.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
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