Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) went to a senior center on Tuesday to warn of the dangers of Obamacare and hear horror stories about the law. But instead Scott found almost all the seniors he talked to were satisfied with the new law.
There were 20 seniors who were assembled at a roundtable at the Volen Center in Boca Raton for Scott’s visit, according to The Florida Sun Sentinel. But the seniors expressed satisfaction with their health care and even praised Obamacare.
Harvey Eisen, 92, said he was “completely satisfied” with Obamacare, according to the Sun Sentinel. Eisen also cast doubt about Scott’s claim about cuts to Medicare that come through Obamacare. But that wouldn’t be the end of the world even if there were, Eisen said.
“I can’t expect that me as a senior citizen are going to get preferential treatment when other programs are also being cut,” Eisen said.
Ruthlyn Rubin, 66, said she expected Obamacare to become more popular.
“People were appalled at Social Security,” Rubin said according to the Sun Sentinel. “They were appalled at Medicare when it came out. I think these major changes take some people aback. But I think we have to be careful not to just rely on the fact that we’re seniors and have an entitlement to certain things.”
Rubin continued that “we’re all just sitting here taking it for granted that because we have Medicare we don’t want to lose one part of it. That’s wrong to me. I think we have to spread it around. This is the United States of America. It’s not the United States of senior citizens.”
Scott’s remarks at the Volen Center included him saying that “Medicare is being reduced. The Medicare Advantage programs are being cut to pay for Obamacare.”
In that case: Watch Scott talking to reporters at the Volen Center here.