Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Promises about Health Care on Scott-O-Meter

Use competitive bids on health care contracts in prisons

Competitively bid prison health-care contracts.

Reform Medicaid with a federal waiver

"Reforming health care for Medicaid recipients (through a waiver) and state employees to consumer directed care will lower the cost of health care, increase choice of health plans, and save taxpayers $1.8 billion."

Bring state employee health insurance costs in line with the U.S. average

"Bring our health insurance costs and mandates in line with the U.S. average."

Will fight to repeal federal health care law

Said he would join efforts to repeal the health care law, including supporting a constitutional amendment that "prohibits the federal government from imposing President Obama's individual mandate, to protect Floridians' freedom to control their health care choices."

Protect doctors working for the state Department of Health from litigation

"Rick Scott supports extending sovereign immunity to physicians acting on behalf of the Department of Health, as already provided to those acting as agents of the Department of Corrections, and providing some measure of indemnification to those physicians who primarily treat Medicare and Medicaid patients."

Enact tort reform

"We're going to do tort reform. We're going to make sure that these lawyers that support my opponent just can't go about doing fishing expeditions against legitimate businesses."