What is it with the AP’s headline writers? Yesterday it was a headline and tweet that suggested “Pamela Geller has no regrets over not being murdered by terrorists” and today we have a possible egregious distortion of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s views on Medicaid. Here’s the headline from the AP that looks to be in error:
Sounds bad, right? Liberals sure think so:
But is it true? Politico’s Marc Caputo reports:
The write-up from the AP, however, is no better than their headline:
Bingo. Here’s the quote-free write-up in its entirety:
Gov. Rick Scott, after his mother’s death in 2013, went on TV to explain his decision to drop his strongly-held opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Scott said his mother’s death changed his perspective and he could no longer “in good conscience” oppose expanding health care coverage to nearly 1 million Floridians.
Scott conceded this week that was all a ruse. He now says his support for Medicaid expansion was a calculated move designed to win support from the Obama administration for the state’s proposal to hand over control of Medicaid to private insurance companies. At the time, he denied that his support was tied to a deal with the federal government.
Now that he’s succeeded in privatizing Medicaid, Scott is again railing against Medicaid expansion and is suing the federal government for allegedly forcing it on him.
Time for the AP to issue an apology and correction.