Mitch Perry Report 7.2.12 -Scott makes it official - he won't move on health care law

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A press release issued out from Governor Rick Scott's office last night confirmed what the governor had said 48 hours earlier - he'll join the list of GOP governors who will not expand Medicaid or begin forming the exchanges that are called for now that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land.

"After reviewing the impact of the Supreme Court ruling that gave Florida the flexibility to legally opt out of implementing one of the costliest provisions of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “ObamaCare,” Governor Rick Scott has decided two major provisions in the law are inconsistent with his mission to grow jobs for Floridians, make sure there is adequate funding for education, and to keep the cost of living as low as possible." That was the first paragraph of the release sent late Sunday night.

On Sunday morning television, Nancy Pelosi and White House OMB Director Jack Lew were the main messengers for the president in selling the virtues of the health care law.

Somewhat obscured by the importance of the Supreme Court's upholding the ACA late last week was the fact that the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt. Though there were some Democrats who joined all of the Republicans in voting against the AG, Democratic leaders are denouncing the whole scene as being purely partisan. The Congressional Black Caucus walked out before the vote and were joined by their allies, including Tampa Representative Kathy Castor.

And just as Politico has already been teaming up with the Tampa Bay Times for stories regarding the Republican National Convention. Last Friday it was announced that the Tampa Bay Business Journal will team up with Bloomberg L.P. for special editions of the paper during the RNC.

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