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Fla. governor goes after ‘taxpayer-funded’ hospitals

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who, with the GOP-run legislature, refuses to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, has created the new Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding to look at “taxpayer-funded” hospitals. {Of course, all hospitals are funded directly or indirectly by taxpayers when you take tax-exemptions into consideration.}

The group is supposed to  probe  “the role of taxpayer funding for hospitals, insurers and healthcare providers, and the affordability, access and quality of healthcare services they provide to Florida families as a return on taxpayer investment.”

The governor also wants it to investigate “the extent to which taxpayer-funded hospitals pay for lobbyists, campaign contributions and advertising.”

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