There likely was no governor who opposed federal health care reform more than Florida Gov. Rick Scott (in photo). But when it came to deciding whether to allow a federal expansion of Medicaid, Scott put the interests of citizens before his own ideology and preferences – as Gov. Sam Brownback also should do. Scott said last week: “Quality health care services must be accessible and affordable for all – not just those in certain ZIP codes or tax brackets.… While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the cost of new people in Medicaid, I cannot, in good conscience, deny the uninsured access to care.”
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