Americans for Prosperity Calls on Governor to Reject State Health Care Exchanges Under the ACA12/03/12 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll hear NBC's Bob Costas who called for gun control last night on Sunday Night Football in the wake of the shooting tragedy on Saturday involving a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. But first Slade O'Brien is state director of the Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity. The AFP issued a press release today saying: "Today Americans for Prosperity (AFP) the nationâ€™s largest and most effective advocate for economic freedom sent a letter to Governor Scott, Senate President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford asking them to oppose creating a state-based insurance exchange. â€œIt is imperative that our elected officials understand the affects that a state exchange will have on Florida. A state-based exchange will increase insurance premiums and taxes on Floridaâ€™s hardworking families and businesses,â€ said Slade Oâ€™Brien, AFPâ€™s Florida State Director. â€œThe Federal governmentâ€™s requirements and restrictions eliminate any opportunity for Floridaâ€™s leaders to protect our insurance market from government over-regulation. If created, the exchange will be controlled by the federal government but paid for by Floridians.â€" We'll talk with O'Brien and then we'll take your phone calls.