Petition: Money to Burn?

Florida has over 4 million uninsured and almost one quarter of those are children. Over the last decade, the average premium of Florida families increased by 88%, and the average annual family premiums for workers at small firms increased by 123%. 
Floridians already pay a hidden tax of $1400/year on premiums to cover the cost of the uninsured. On top of all of this, Florida has rejected over $50 million in our tax payer money that would help a lot of families.  Florida does not have money to burn. Please sign the petition telling Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature as much.

Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature, we demand you stop blocking the Affordable Care Act by rejecting federal money for political reasons rather than helping Floridians like us.

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GOAL: 2,000 signatures

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posted about this on Facebook 2014-06-26 11:30:13 -0400
Sign the petition: Petition: Money to Burn?
signed 2014-06-26 11:29:10 -0400
Eventually, as greater numbers of people are aging into their late 50’s and early 60’s, the perception of and attitudes toward universal cradle to grave health care are gradually changing toward a more common sense point of view.


Along with the great numbers of families and individuals who recently lost hefty portions of their personal wealth and retirement funds during the Great Recession, we now also have increasing numbers of veterans, both new vets and those who are retiring, who are reconfiguring aspects of the national health care picture .


The Veterans Hospital system is overloaded, under staffed and underfunded, drastically affecting hundreds of thousands of families. In the private sector, the US is facing a dramatic shortage of primary family practice physicians all over the country because specialty medical practices make more money; therefore, few are trained in medical schools with an emphasis on public service.


The overriding need for a wholesale change in medical practices and preventive care to promote overall healthier lives for most people, as opposed to curing diseases, moves hand in hand with lowering costs while providing excellent medical care.


Medicare funding, VA funding and health insurance costs when added all together although considered as separate components, are more expensive than a universal health care system like most of the rest of the developed world already provides for it’s citizens.


Considering the move to incorporate medicinal herbs and positive life-style practices, such as medical marijuana and yoga, swimming or other forms of exercise, it becomes more evident that the time has come, and positive, productive changes are rapidly occurring.


Expanding medicare coverage and the passage of the citizen initiated Constitutional Amendment # 2 to permit use of medical marijuana move us in the right direction.
signed 2014-01-27 13:03:30 -0500
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signed 2014-01-26 22:38:26 -0500
signed 2013-03-27 00:33:04 -0400
How is it that we, the citizens of Florida, have elected you and provided you with the best health care, but you have rejected us health care? Don’t be a hypocrite! Allow Obamacare!
signed 2013-03-27 00:31:13 -0400
We the citizens provide insurance for you. Please don’t be hypocritical and reject health insurance for the citizens who elected you.
signed 2012-12-15 14:37:19 -0500
This is NOT acceptable!!! Affordable Health Care should be available to all.
signed 2012-11-29 21:16:30 -0500
Stop blocking good government and move forward with healthcare for all Floridians.
signed 2012-11-14 14:52:19 -0500
signed 2012-11-11 09:13:49 -0500
signed 2012-11-09 17:22:07 -0500
It’s time to move forward and reform Health Care. Everyone deserves to have Health insurance and Health care. It’s time to do the right thing!
signed 2012-11-09 07:23:38 -0500
signed 2012-11-09 07:16:01 -0500
Stop blocking Affordable Healthcare NOW!
signed 2012-09-27 13:55:24 -0400
signed 2012-09-12 12:01:05 -0400
lousy “business man” to refuse health care dollars to Florida
signed 2012-09-10 10:15:46 -0400
you hurt enough people its time you stop
signed 2012-07-14 10:47:29 -0400
signed 2012-07-06 15:47:50 -0400
If you don’t want us to have health care, then you can’t have healthcare that the citizens are providing for you.
signed 2012-07-01 06:05:56 -0400
Seriously? Just….I mean…seriously? I cannot believe we even have to have a damn petition for this. Rick Scott, you have made me hate my state. Florida Legislature – get off your asses and do something that makes sense for once.
signed 2012-07-01 03:22:05 -0400
signed via 2012-01-10 10:59:00 -0500
signed 2011-11-01 12:58:18 -0400
Scott needs to be stopped. He is a train wreck in our state.
signed 2011-10-10 23:53:28 -0400
There is NO reason why people should die or lose their homes for lack of health insurance in the U.S., but this is happening. Support the Affordable Care Act. It may not be perfect, it may need adjustments in the future, but it is what we have for now and this is an urgent issue. Please act NOW. Accept the funds allotted to Florida so that we can move forward instead of backing up.
signed 2011-10-05 23:53:31 -0400
I’ve had insurance all my life but switched companies last year. The new company now says they won’t cover a surgery I had earlier this year. This would not occur under Affordable care act. Anyone want to pay for my surgery…even though I have insurance?
signed 2011-09-30 18:40:33 -0400
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVES FEEL THAT IF THEY REFUSE HELP OFFERED BY THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION, THAT THEY WILL BE LOOKED AT AS A DEMOCRATIC SYMPATHIZER. WE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE ELECTED TO PROTECT AND DEFEND AND BY REFUSING FEDERAL MONIES YOU ARE KEEPING THE CITIZENS OF FLORIDA DOWN. WE NEED NEW ROADS, BRIDGES, WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT THAT MONEY WILL PAY TO FIX. WE HAVE A HISTORY MAKING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AND WE EXPECT YOU TO DO YOUR JOB AND ACCEPT THE MONEY THAT IS AVAILABLE TO US TO PUT THOSE PEOPLE BACK TO WORK. AS A REGISTERED VOTER, I AM ASKING YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING, NOT WHAT THE RIGHT IS KNOWN FOR DOING!!!
signed 2011-09-28 15:24:21 -0400
signed 2011-09-21 16:00:07 -0400
signed via 2011-09-18 18:41:26 -0400
signed 2011-08-23 03:48:41 -0400
Rick Scott Needs to go
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