Statements about Health Care

"The health insurance plan that (members of Congress) have is no different than any other federal employee's in the United States government."

Gov. Rick Scott "is trying to get a waiver under the federal health care law that would deny consumers in Florida the right to the $60 million in rebates they have from their own HMOs."

"Active duty males in the military are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer than their civilian counterparts."

Florida’s proposed Health Care Freedom Act "will allow Floridians to opt out of Obama’s govt. takeover of healthcare!"

"Earlier this year, the head of the Congressional Budget Office testified before Congress that implementation of Obamacare would cost 800,000 jobs."

"Obamacare cuts $500 billion in future Medicare funding in order to fund the new constitutionally questionable government mandate, even going so far as to scuttle Medicare's most popular (and successful) part, Medicare Advantage."

"We had (a bill) in Florida where we now are prohibiting doctors to talk -- particularly pediatricians -- to talk to their patients about gun safety in the home."

"No one thought we could get a bipartisan bill (Medicaid) passed. We did in the Florida Senate."

"You can't give a child an aspirin in school without permission. You can't do any kind of medication, but we can secretly take the child off and have an abortion."

"Polls show that Floridians don't want to repeal the Affordable Care Act."

In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.

"Before this (federal health care) law was enacted, Florida parents ... were able to purchase inexpensive 'child-only' coverage for their children. The law’s 'consumer protections' have now eliminated that choice in Florida."

"We don't need a separate (prescription drug) database ... Pharmacies already have a database in place."

Says his bill, HB 97, would prevent the use of taxpayer dollars on abortions.

The federal health care law is "probably the biggest tax increase ever in the history of our country."

"Before this law was passed, Americans were told they could keep their current health care plans. After it became law, the administration issued regulations stating nearly half of Americans would lose their current plan."

"The two worst counties for (Medicaid) fraud in the country -- not state -- are Dade and Broward county."

Says gun ownership information could be recorded and collected by the federal government and insurance companies as part of the federal health care law.

More people die from "medical misadventures" than firearm accidents nationally and in Florida.  

"We had an amendment in the health care law that said the federal government is going to take over education."  

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