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Rick Scott Demands Answers on How Much Medicare for All Costs

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took aim at the “Medicare for All” proposal championed by some Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail this week. 

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U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took aim at the “Medicare for All” proposal championed by some Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail this week.

Scott weighed in on continued efforts from the GOP to have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score either the House or the Senate versions of, what he called, “the Socialist Democrats’ Medicare for All” and expressed frustration it has not been done.

“On multiple occasions, Republicans have requested a score from the Congressional Budget Office of the Socialist Democrats’ Medicare for All proposal, especially Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders’ bill filed in the Senate this year,” Scott said on Tuesday. “So far, the CBO has refused. It is irresponsible and unconscionable that the CBO refuses to tell us the price tag for a healthcare proposal that has become the centerpiece of the Democrats’ agenda, both in Congress and in their presidential campaigns.”

Scott sent a letter to the CBO asking for a detailed look at the Medicare for All proposals on Capitol Hill.

“Today, I sent yet another letter to the CBO asking for a score. The American people deserve to know how much this proposal would cost, how much taxes would be raised, and how many Americans would lose their employer-sponsored healthcare. This is why the CBO exists. They need to do their job,” Scott said.

After two terms as governor, Scott was elected to the Senate last year, defeating three-term U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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    Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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