Fla. governor will implement Obamacare if it’s ruled constitutional

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott has been one of the leading critics of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, but if the Supreme Court affirms the law’s constitutionality, Scott said Florida would implement it.

Florida is involved in a case before the Supreme Court, with Scott’s administration joining other state governments arguing the law is unconstitutional. A ruling is expected within the next two weeks.

“We’ll comply with the law, if it’s declared constitutional and it doesn’t get repealed,” Scott said on a Wednesday conference call.

“We’ll deal with all the issues that we have to deal with when we know that it’s going to be the law of the land,” he added.

Last year, Scott turned down federal funds to implement the law in his state, saying that it was “not the law of the land.”

But Scott said he was confident that Florida would not have to implement the law.

“I’m very optimistic that the Supreme Court is going to declare Obamacare unconstitutional,” he said.

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