Rick Scott to Congress: Obamacare must be ‘completely overhauled’

Gov. Rick Scott during a 2014 re-election campaign visit to Boca Raton.

Gov. Rick Scott during a 2014 re-election campaign visit to Boca Raton.

Florida Gov. and potential 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott has weighed in on Obamacare with a five-page letter that says President Barack Obama‘s signature health care legislation must be “completely overhauled” with more flexibility given to states.

 

Scott’s letter is addressed to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who last month asked for input on health insurance and Medicaid. Scott, who chaired a pro-Donald Trump PAC during the 2016 election, notes approvingly in his letter that Trump has pledged to make Obamacare repeal a top priority.

 

“For far too long, it has been fashionable in Washington to say Obamacare can only be tweaked,” Scott writes. “We have seen debate after debate in Washington about this bad law but nothing has been changed. It has to be completely overhauled and now is the time to do it. We cannot let the usual political games or partisan gridlock of Washington get in the way of immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare with a plan that actually works.”

 

Click here to read Scott’s entire letter.

 

Don’t be surprised if Scott starts making more pronouncements on federal issues. The governor, who faces term limits in 2018, is widely expected to launch a 2018 campaign for the seat of Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

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