Florida’s Teatard Governor Loves Socialized Medicine
For himself, that is. The rest of you peons can quit whining and pay for your own health coverage.
When Rick Scott was campaigning to be governor of Florida, his main issue was the evils of “Obamacare” and any other form of government help for medical patients. And now it turns out Rick Scott pays $30 a month for his own health insurance. It’s taxpayer-funded and it covers his entire family. Meanwhile, thousands of lower-level state employees are paying six times that much for their health insurance.
Rick Scott and 32,000 other high-ranking state officials — including most of Florida’s state legislators — are all eligible for this same taxpayer-funded health insurance, starting as low as $8.34 per month per person.
A spokesman for Rick Scott told reporters that Scott’s public-funded health coverage was “a private matter.”
Rick Scott has rejected millions of dollars in government grants that would have eased the insurance burden for Florida’s non-privileged residents. And he’s determined to privatize Medicaid.
Florida State Sen. Nan Rich (D) said that Rick Scott is entitled to enjoy this cheap health coverage at taxpayers’ expense, but he shouldn’t prevent his constituents from doing the same thing:
“I wish every Floridian had the same opportunity.”