Rick Scott made just enough of a name for himself with just the right team in 2009 by fighting Obamacare as a private citizen through his group Conservatives for Patients Rights. After parlaying that campaign into a successful bid for governor, Scott is now using Florida’s biggest bully pulpit to continue criticizing Affordable Care Act.

Tomorrow at the Florida Cabinet meeting in Miami he plans to ask Florida’s insurance commissioner a series of questions about the so-called “Navigators” who are supposed to help people wade through the health care laws. Scott’s concern: these people will have sensitive data and there aren’t enough safeguards in place to protect that information.

It’s another sign that Republicans from Washington to Tallahassee (especially) aren’t doing much to help the law find a footing in Florida. A bill Scott signed this legislative session, for instance, blocks the state’s insurance commissioner from regulating new plans sold by insurance companies for the next two years and requires them to send customers notices in the mail that spells out how much of the cost of the policy is attributable to the Affordable Care Act

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Rick Scott to bash Obamacare “Navigators” over ID-theft, tax issues
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