Healthcare Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott Decides Healthcare for the Poor is a Bad Idea, For Reasons

Florida Governor Rick Scott was against Medicaid expansion before he was for it before he was against it.

Yes, you read that right. Rick Scott originally opposed the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, but then he changed his mind and decided to support the expansion.

Scott has changed his mind for a second time and now opposes the expansion for reasons that are nonsensical.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott is reversing course and says he no longer supports Medicaid expansion in a move that threatens to undo budget talks between the state House and Senate.

In a statement Monday, Scott expressed concern that the federal government might not make good on their promise to fund Medicaid for an additional 800,000 Floridians. The decision comes as Scott and the Legislature have been in intense negotiations with the federal government to extend more than $1 billion dollars in hospital grants. But the feds have said no and the disagreement has spilled over to Medicaid expansion.

Given that it is the law, the idea that the federal government could or would decided not to fund Medicaid based on a whim is so ridiculous I couldn't type this with a straight face.

I don't what's worse: the idea that Scott actually believes the Obama administration could or would arbitrarily deny funding for Medicaid, or that he would punish 800,000 of his constituents over an unrelated dispute with the federal government.

If Scott holds true to his new latest position for the next two years, he will provide a massive campaign wedge for Democrats in 2016.