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Marco Rubio holds out hope for 'Obamacare' repeal

As more Republican governors say expanding Medicaid is the right decision for their states, count U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio among those who disagree. Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the eight GOP governor to say he would support accepting federal dollars to reduce the number of uninsured people in his state. Gov. Rick Scott was No. 7 after making a similar announcement last week.

Rubio believes the long-term costs of Medicaid expansion should gives these governor's pause, according to spokesman Alex Conant. Despite the law being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senate and White House after November's election, Rubio is still is holding out hope for a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

"Specifically, Senator Rubio is concerned that without future reforms, the decision will leave the state of Florida on the hook for billions of dollars of unfunded mandates in the future," Conant said via email. "Senator Rubio remains committed to repealing Obamacare and reforming Medicaid.”

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No Me Gusta Marco

Cállate Marco

Draft Adam Putnam for Governor

Florida needs a real leader.

Draft Adam Putnam for Governor.

wsbarrett

He proves everyday that he has no substance and will sell out the best interest of the people to advance his self interest. This is a dishonest politician.

Matthew H

Thanks, senator for talking common sense! Obamacare is not what this country needs!

suzie w

I was all set to vote with this man with confidence when once again I am reminded to check to see what they stand for. So far he wants to let one million residents in Florida stay uninsured and he voted against background checks for gun owners. This clown is in the pockets of some pretty big people. No vote for him from me.

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