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We're -- -- critical court's decision that could derail the overhaul of health care what -- domino effect across the country.
A federal judge set to rule on the -- put up by Virginia State attorney general again Ken could -- -- Saying that he really doesn't know how the cards will fall -- twenty other states did follow him followed his suit challenging the constitutionality.
That requires people to purchase medical insurance Florida is on that map by the way.
It's a pack leader because there's this well there's a suit that's pending in that state now to Republican Rick Scott the governor let the sunshine state and we welcome you here to.
America's -- -- -- the first time we've talked since your victory in the election about five weeks ago -- good morning.
Good morning how.
Well hopefully the right things gonna happen -- what do you think this judge does and based on what how was that mandate against the constitution.
Well you know that there shouldn't be first -- insurance has not been regulated nation nationwide so.
This is -- and overstepping of the federal government's authority.
On top of that in our state are suit talks about the fact is an -- step of forcing us.
To expand Medicaid program.
You know does the health care bill is horrible for patients the disaster for patience is gonna ration care.
But -- -- -- jobs tour this whole last week went to ten cities and every place -- -- people talked about.
You know we can't hire people until we understand what the cost of -- under Obama care.
And we know it's going to be way more than we anticipate and -- are -- their health care.
Insurance costs go up just in the last few months as a result as a result of Obama care so -- -- -- disaster for.
Patients for taxpayers and for jobs if.
If I could than this federal judge in Virginia waiting on his ruling Henry Hudson is named by the way.
Great American name.
So he's -- issue his ruling it could come at any time.
How does that affect -- what is trying to do in the twenty other states that have -- your losses.
Well it doesn't it does affect our decision that it probably just you know psychologically for for the judges have here in our case to be helpful if it went right for us and in Virginia.
-- -- case -- separate -- our case also has additional.
Issues that the federal government has overstepped their boundaries by.
Requiring us to expand our Medicaid program which we can't afford no state can afford the expansion is Medicaid program.
People gonna have to opt out Medicaid there's just not going to be any way to pay for in my case I like the federal government is to give me a waiver.
You get a waiver and that what you just you know applauded at the state level I just do it any -- yeah.
Getting a block grant I can I know I can save I can spend monies away smarter than the federal government can figure out how to spend it in Florida.
That they give me a block rather the money.
You know I can figure out how to cover the people -- can make sure that money spent better.
And then the federal government having all these strings attached -- -- what if this judge rules against.
What Virginia's trying to do.
That that that could be a setback for the 21 states that are joined the lawsuit that comes at a Florida.
How big of a setback would that be how would you -- tack rather than just a simple appeal.
Well you -- -- -- our case is coming up you know -- we have a completely separate case so are cases that is being heard by different judge.
So in that case you know it'll it'll be psychological will go -- with our case and I'm I'm -- to thanks.
If the judge has the right thing -- -- declared unconstitutional if they don't we it's gonna get repealed because -- -- jobs killer.
We're gonna elect people in this country that no it's a minute it's a major mistake to have this have had this past it just killing jobs -- states can't afford.
Can afford it and is horrible for patients.
Yes -- Steve King a Republican congressman out of Iowa on just about an hour ago he said the same thing.
He said we're gonna repeal this thing but you know based on the marvel at how difficult that is I'm that is a very difficult mountain climb.
And be successful out so that he figured.
He could defend the spending that comes out of Washington and that's how you slow it down.
That's the strategy he laid out for us last hour waiting on this judge -- his decision in the meantime you mentioned jobs in this is a big deal in your home state.
And I don't know how things are going in Florida how things are turning around -- report that suggests that growth and American next year will be much stronger that has been for the past two and after three years now.
Do you believe that's.
And you see signs of life and well work today.
You know we're we're gonna get our economy going again I've got a seven step plan I've been spending my time -- it is -- got elected.
Going around the state added jobs to last week went to ten different cities have -- meetings that.
You know all day.
We talked about how what taxes were -- reduced.
-- to make sure we reduce regulations killing jobs I'm gonna be the jobs governor might go out every day and talk to business people about how we can attract more businesses here.
Think about Florida.
No income tax -- better -- -- where you live in we have beaches.
We have the expansion economies in central and South America expansion in Panama Canal.
And people want to live in Florida so we're our economy is gonna come back big am very strong.
It's just an Arctic chill for the moment here.
They don't pass and give it a few months of excel Rick Scott thank you for your time the governor elect there in Florida appreciate you talking with us today.
It's something we're waiting on not just in Florida but -- Virginia today that judge makes his ruling.
Thank you sir for your time.
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