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Bondi bashes Obamacare with FOX friends

by Dara Kam | July 9th, 2013

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined FOX News “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson early this morning for the latest round of Obamacare-bashing.

Bondi, a former contributor to FOX News and frequent guest on the conservative network since her 2010 election, was asked about the latest twist in the federal health care law that spurred an outcry from Republicans.

President Obama’s administration announced on Friday it was delaying requirements that state-run health care insurance exchanges verify applicants’ eligibility for subsidized health care coverage.

Bondi railed against the HHS delay of the verification for eligibility. But the new rule won’t affect Florida because the state is not running its own exchange. Just 16 states and the District of Columbia chose to set up their own marketplaces. Like Florida, nearly every other state has defaulted to the federal government’s exchange.

“Here, now, we have nothing to prevent fraud. Anyone can come and say that they qualify for this and there’s absolutely no verification,” Bondi, a Republican, told Carlson.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it would delay the required random checks for eligibility for a year. The online exchanges are supposed to go up on Oct. 1, and individuals are slated to begin purchasing insurance through them by Jan. 1.

Bondi took over a multi-state lawsuit led by Florida against the Obama administration over the health care law after she took office in 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law last year but ruled that states do not have to participate in an expansion of Medicaid that was a key portion of the federal law. Florida lawmakers opted this year not to expand the federal-state health care program for the poor. The expansion would have covered about 1 million uninsured Floridians.

The fact that the new regulation won’t impact Florida didn’t diminish Bondi’s outrage.

“It’s going to be unbelievable,” she said. “I’m not going to say everybody’s going to commit fraud…
I would hope they wouldn’t. But we’ve opened something up that is vulnerable and invites fraud. That’s what frightens all of us. It’s going to be difficult for the IRS to verify. It’s going to be difficult for state authorities to verify. It’s just one more example of what a mess this federal takeover has become.”

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9 Responses to “Bondi bashes Obamacare with FOX friends”

  1. M.A. Salfinger Says:

    Pam Bondi is completely wrong. Bondi is a Tea Party candidate and supporter. It would be amazing if she had a different view.

  2. kelly Says:

    Then why doesn’t Florida set up the exchanges so the state can exercise some control? No, Bondi would rather express faux outrage instead of working on a solution. And Tallahassee is more concerned with shutting down Internet Cafes and Head Shops. The voters of Florida should throw every republican out of office for committing malpractice on the people of the state.

  3. Tally Folly Says:

    Why don’t you file another losing law suit for the people of Florida and waste out taxpayer dollars some more in the name of fiscal responsibility Pam.
    She is a joke and horrible AG to boot.

  4. Tea Lady Says:

    Ms. Bondi is a true Patriot. Quite unlike Mr. Obama and His Toadies, Ms. Bondi is upholding her oath to defend The Constitution of These United States!

    If Mr. Obama and His Toadies had their way, they would hand out free cheese, Obamaphones, Medicaid, $ocial $ecurity, and Medicare on every street corner! They want to make the 47% into the 51% so that they are ensured election victories by an “entitlement” class of government dependents!

    Join The Tea Party! End the endless hand-outs to government dependents! =)

  5. Frankie Says:

    It’s just a matter of time before Obamacare is shown to be the biggest political fiasco ever.

  6. hotforbondi Says:

    Bondi is kind of hot! What does she do?

  7. Ted the Nimble Says:

    I can’t wait for Obamacar! The government buying me a free car!! Yippeee! Now I can drive and talk on my Obamaphone!

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