Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday evening he had made a deal with the federal government and would now accept Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion, the initial implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Governor Scott had previously been a champion of Tea party and conservative grassroots efforts to prevent the expansion of Medicaid in the state of Florida. He announced this policy reversal in a hasty press conference.
Inside sources had informed Breitbart News of the Governor’s intention to announce the reversal of his stated ideals and policy decisions during a press conference Thursday morning. After the Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity Director Slade O’Brien spoke out on the matter, Governor’s Scott’s office changed the time of the press conference to Wednesday at the end of the workday.
Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a prominent Florida-based free-market think tank, told Breitbart News, “It is extremely disappointing to have Governor Scott do an about-face on his signature issue.”