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Scott finds few complaints in meeting with seniors on Medicare Advantage

by George Bennett | April 29th, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott greets seniors at the Volen Center in Boca Raton.


BOCA RATON — Gov. Rick Scott assembled about 20 seniors here this morning for a roundtable discussion on Medicare Advantage cuts under the federal health care law — an issue Scott and Republicans have used to criticize Obamacare.

But the group that met with Scott at the Volen Center had few complaints and said they hadn’t experienced many changes since the Affordable Care Act took effect.

One woman praised Medicare Advantage for making drugs affordable, but did say she’s had trouble finding an orthopedic surgeon to do a knee procedure.

Scott mentioned her concerns later to reporters.

“As I travel the state, what I hear from people is they’re having a harder time getting physicians. One lady here talked about the number of orthopedic surgeons that are now, she can’t get an orthopedic surgeon to help her,” Scott said.

Focusing on seniors’ concerns about the Affordable Care Act, especially in Florida, makes political sense. But Ruthlyn B. Rubin urged Scott and seniors to take a broader view.

“We’re all just sitting here taking it for granted that because we have Medicare we don’t want to lose one part of it. That’s wrong to me. I think we have to spread it around. This is the United States of America, it’s not the United States of Senior Citizens,” Rubin said.

12 Responses to “Scott finds few complaints in meeting with seniors on Medicare Advantage”

  1. Florida Mom Says:

    Of course Rick Scott and his campaign based on lies will never acknowledge this. The only party actively campaigning to voucherize Medicare is his own. See the Ryan budget.

  2. Florida Dad Says:

    Of course Charlie Crist and his campaign based on lies will never acknowledge this. The only party actively campaigning to voucherize Medicare is his own. See the Obama budget.

  3. Florida Grandpa Says:

    Of course William Pope Duval and his campaign based on lies will never acknowledge this. The only party actively campaigning to voucherize Medicare is his own. See the Monroe budget.

  4. Florida Mee-Maw Says:

    Of course Reubin Askew and his campaign based on lies will never acknowledge this. The only party actively campaigning to voucherize Medicare is his own. See the Pettigrew budget.

  5. Florida Immigrant Says:

    Of course Salim Mvurya and his campaign based on lies will never acknowledge this. The only party actively campaigning to voucherize Medicare is his own. See the Kenyatta budget.

  6. Florida Uncle Says:

    Of course Lawton Chile and his campaign based on lies will never acknowledge this. The only party actively campaigning to voucherize Medicare is his own. See the Jennings budget.

  7. npgator Says:

    Scott is doing a great job and has Florida doing well in every econmomic metric.

  8. Florida Step-Son Says:

    @npgator

    Do you mind? This is a family discussion here. Thanks.

  9. Richard Says:

    @npgator

    Obviously you don’t live in FL.

  10. Florida Brother Says:

    @ Richard

    Obviously you didn’t notice that this is a family discussion, so please take your drivel elsewhere.

  11. kelly Says:

    Q. What has Scott done for seniors?

    A. Taken away a harmless entertainment (internet cafes) that provided a small pleasure for a few hours. In other words, a solution in search of a problem. Vote them all out!

  12. Florida Step-Dad Says:

    @ kelly

    Please refer to comment #8 & #10

    Thank you and have a blessed day!

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