Woman Confronts Fla. Governor Over Healthcare Cuts: ‘You’re An Asshole’
Rick Scott wanted some coffee Wednesday morning, and perhaps a fun photo op with the citizens of his state. Instead, he got an earful from an unhappy resident.
“You cut Medicaid so I couldn’t get Obamacare,” the woman yelled. “You’re an asshole. You don’t care about working people. … You should be ashamed to show your face around here.”
“You strip women from access to public healthcare,” a woman said to the Florida governor. “Shame on you, Rick Scott. We depend on those services…. You’re an embarrassment to our state.”
The Hill reports:
Scott’s responses weren’t audible over the shouting, but he managed to get in something about “creating a million jobs.”
Scott has flipped his stance on ObamaCare during his two terms, announcing his support for Medicaid expansion in 2013 before changing his mind in 2015, saying the state can’t trust the federal government to keep its end of the commitment.
Scott just last week signed a law that strips taxpayer funds from health clinics that provide abortions and increases regulations for the procedure, according to the Orlando Sentinel.