Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his media blitz, appearing on at least one national radio program Tuesday to criticize the health care law. But one day after having several statements labeled as “False” or “Pants on fire” by PolitiFact, the governor has changed his tune in some ways………”So we need to do the right thing,” he said. “Do the things that reduce cost: more choice for patients with plans; let them choose what they want not what the government says they should have; more competition will reduce the price; reward people for taking care of themselves. … Give individuals the same tax breaks as employers so they can buy their own insurance so they won’t have to deal with the pre-existing conditions.”
Some of that could open him up to new criticism. The Affordable Care Act does create tax credits to help individuals afford health insurance. Families that earn between 133 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level — roughly $29,000 to $88,000 for a family of four — will get tax credits on a sliding scale to help pay for private insurance.