|Published:||Nov 14, 2012 6:11 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 14, 2012 10:05 AM EST|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is dropping his staunch opposition to federal health care reform.
Scott, a vocal critic of "Obamacare," said Tuesday that he now wants to negotiate with the federal government in a way that could help families.
Scott previously stated that he would not go along with parts of health care reform that the state controls. But the governor said that in the wake of the re-election of President Barack Obama he is now open to discussing it.
Scott told The Associated Press in an interview that he remains concerned about the potential costs that health care reform will mean for both families and state government.
States are supposed to tell the federal government by Friday if they intend to set up health insurance exchanges.
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