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Rick Scott vetoes ‘carve out’ bill for doctors and chiropractors

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Saying statutes are “ripe with exemptions and carve outs,” Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have exempted physicians and chiropractors who sell or rent electrostimulation medical equipment to their patients from having to be licensed as home medical equipment providers. In a veto letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner Scott said he agrees with the Legislature’s attempt to deregulate and remove burdensome regulations but carve outs “add additional levels of complexity to regulatory requirements while allowing…

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Marco Rubio citing bogus study in criticism of Health Care Reform

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Where is PolitFact when you need it? Media Matters takes apart a charge made by several opponents (including Marco Rubio who used his Twitter account to spread the wolf ticket) to President Obama’s Health Care Reform plan, that claims a “New England Journal of Medicine study” found 46 percent of physicians ready to “leave medicine or try to leave medicine” if health care reform passes. This is false. Media Matters for America contacted the New England Journal of Medicine, which…

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