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Rick Scott defends his call for Florida hospitals to share the wealth

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Rick Scott‘s call for Florida hospitals to share their profits if the federal government refuses to authorize $2.2 billion in healthcare spending has been greeted as a form of socialism by critics, including some from his own party. “That’s government price controls,” Niceville-based GOP state Sen. Don Gaetz said in a recent radio interview. “That really brought the Soviet Union into a ‘Going Out of Business’ sale.” Earlier this month, Scott proposed to the Florida Hospital Association that if the U.S. Health and…

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