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Updated: 11/23/2012 05:09:00PM

Scott comes around on health care

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Gov. Rick Scott is sending the right signals in the days following the Nov. 6 election. A day after agreeing to a review of voting policies that led to nine-hour long lines in some precincts, the governor who began his political career opposing President Barack Obama’s signature universal health care law is preparing the state’s health care bureaucracy to begin implementing it. Unfortunately, his reticence put the state far behind in the process and will delay residents access to coverage.

After declining to start setting up private insurance exchanges once the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 28, 2012 that the law was constitutional, Scott’s administration had until Friday to notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of its intent to set up the exchanges or have the federal government do so. States have only until Dec. 14 to submit an actual blueprint.

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