Florida Tax Watch, a nonprofit critical of government spending, today released its list of recommendations of programs and spending it believes Gov. Rick Scott should veto in the state’s $70 billion budget.
Health Care Reform
A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led five major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”
Kaiser Health News reported this past Friday that part of President Obama’s strategy to maintain his lead in the polls with women voters is to tout the health care reform law, which will eventually close gender disparities in health care coverage.
Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, told attendees at one of his town halls this week that he agrees with some key provisions in the health care reform law. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has been one of the rallying forces for the Republican Party, which has been vehemently against the law since it was first discussed.
During a private luncheon on Monday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., predicted the U.S. Supreme Court will cast a 6-3 vote in favor of the president’s health care reform law, which is currently being challenged by 26 states, including Florida.
In a joint news conference with leaders from Canada and Mexico, President Obama told reporters he is “confident” the U.S. Supreme Court will not strike down the health care reform law, a move he said would be “an unprecedented [and] extraordinary step.”
“False.” That’s how PoliFact ruled today when it examined Gov. Rick Scott’s assertion that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 is a “job killer.”
One of the most contentious parts of the 2010 health care reform law — a requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs — is supported by a strong majority of Americans, according to a recent poll.
The U.S. Supreme Court will cast its votes on the Florida-led challenge to the health care reform law today, but an announcement on those votes will not come till much later.
Politico is reporting that members of the U.S. Supreme Court, who heard arguments yesterday about the part of the health care law that expands Medicaid, were skeptical of the claims made by the states challenging the mandate.