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Scott Vetoed Funding For Health Care Clinics


Last week, Gov. Rick Scott single-handedly vetoed funding for a 10-page list of local and statewide projects that legislators hoped to included in the state’s 2015 budget. The cuts totaled $461 million from the $78 billion state budget. One area where Scott’s cuts hit particularly hard: health care for the poor. Among his bigger cuts was $9.5 million for the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, which supports free and low-cost clinics that provide health-care to low-income communities across the state. According to the governor’s letter pronouncing his budget plan, which he boasts will save Floridians money on their cable and phone bills, the line item for the free clinics was cut because it’s not being used directly for …
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