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DNC chair calls Fla. gov ‘a spoiled brat’ for fighting Obamacare after SCOTUS ruling

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), described her state governor as “a spoiled brat” for trying to fight Obamacare even though the Supreme Court ruled the law constitutional.

“I think he’s acting like a spoiled brat,” Wasserman Schultz said of Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., per WOKV. “He insisted that the law was unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court has ruled. The matter should be settled.” Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal bloc of the court in upholding the law last Thursday, though Roberts’ opinion emphasized that “the Court does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the law.”

Scott announced Sunday that Florida is opting out of the Medicaid expansion and will not create a state-run insurance exchange.

“The real problem with health care is that costs continue to rise. That’s why I believe we need more choice for patients, more free-market competition, increased accountability for providers, and incentives for personal responsibility,” Scott said in a statement. “These are the things we can do that will hold down health care costs and make it affordable for more people. Unfortunately, ObamaCare care doesn’t do any of those things.”

 

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