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Scott vs. the People of Florida

July 11, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

Are the people of Florida going to suffer Rick Scott's politics of stupidity as he is so determined to violate the Affordable Healthcare Act? The proposal to give 30 million uninsured Americans access to coverage, through federally funded Medicaid, while not mandated, is practical and financially feasible because it will be 100 percent funded with federal funds for three years.

This is an ego trip for Scott to appease his base. (Right and Radical Right Republicans) Hospitals, as well as individuals would benefit from payments for services rendered to the presently uninsured. Insurance costs to individuals are also higher to offset the cost of these services to those not now covered. Communities will benefit from the influx of cash to their economies, so why not Scott?

The Tea Party caucus consists of only 81 members. (Seven from Florida) They consist of less than 19 percent of the 435 in the U.S. House of Representatives, but they are very vocal members that dictate to others via Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor.

Floridians while paying federal taxes will not get a fair share returned to them. Other states, especially "Red States," will get more than their share of taxes returned to them. States that have "state of the art" hospitals will not want to give up having more paying patients.

Mitch McConnell, Tea Party, right-wing Republicans say they have no intention to uphold the decision of the Supreme Court; they will continue to practice obstructionism.

Americans must say, "Enough of obstructionism and grid lock." Americans need a government that is willing to work for the people they were elected to represent. End this endless spin against the Affordable Healthcare Act. Make your voice heard now and in November.

Contact Gov. Rick Scott at: The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399. Phone: 1-(850)-488-7146 or E-mail:

Joan Lewis-Patterson

Lehigh Acres



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