It doesn’t look like Gov. Rick Scott will be following other members of his party, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in calling for a last-ditch effort to eliminate Obamacare with defunding the federal government after Sept. 30.
During a four-minute Wednesday interview on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, Scott was asked twice if he supported the latest tactic to eliminate the Affordable Health Care Act, which 2016 presidential contenders Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, do.
Twice, Scott said he would support this elimination attempt, but added he wants Obamacare replaced with another policy.
“I don’t hear them talking about a replacement bill,” Tapper asked Scott. “Are you suggesting that if Republicans move forward with trying to repeal Obamacare, they need to have a substitute there to fill the need of all the unemployed, all the uninsured rather?”
Scott replied that some policy, if not Obamacare, needed to fill the void.
“We need to have a policy,” Scott said. “Let’s replace it with what’s good. Reduce the cost of health care, improve access, improve quality, give people the right to choose the health care they want.”