GOP State lawmaker wants to block health care plan

07/29/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Two Republican lawmakers have filed a proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at blocking a federal health care plan in Florida.

Sen. Carey Baker of Eustis, also a GOP candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, says that legislation pending in Congress amounts to "socialization" and would let the federal government choose a person's doctor and ration treatment.

The House sponsor, Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, called it a "power-grab" by President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress.

WMNF spoke with Representative Plakon just a short time ago to talk about his proposed legislation.

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