Fla. AG Bondi on Medicaid expansion: ‘This could really devastate our state’

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi used an appearance on Fox News on Sunday to share her thoughts on Gov. Rick Scott’s Medicaid decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the “drug-sniffing dog” case and human trafficking problems in Florida.

Bondi said she “firmly disagrees” with Scott’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage under the Obamacare legislation. But the Florida Legislature will have the final say, and she said she expects it to make the right call.

“This could really devastate our state,” Bondi said. “And cost a tremendous amount of money.”

Bondi was more approving of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding a police officer’s use of “Aldo,” a retired drug-sniffing dog, to search a truck during a routine traffic stop.

“This unanimous opinion affects all drug dogs across the country, and they are so vital to criminal investigation,” Bondi said.

Bondi also commented on the issue of human trafficking, saying people are not even aware it exists. She said it is a pervasive problem throughout Florida but more prevalent in South Florida.

“We fought very hard last session, and we’ve got some tough legislation,” Bondi said. “We’re doing everything we can to make Florida and the country zero tolerance.”

See Bondi’s interview here:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR
About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    So. Were we talking about Medicaid or human trafficking? I think on the Medicaid question, Scott is a seasoned businessman and knows the numbers. He made the decision on numbers and reelection possibilities. If you showed the numbers, maybe we dould all appreciate the position of the Medicaid subject. There has to be a good reason for the change of mind of the Governor.

    As for the Human Trafficking subject: Get it done. Now.

  • RUSerious

    Bondi fought all the way to the SCOTUS to prevent millions of Floridians from getting access to affordable health care, she lost! Get over it and follow the law of the land, why would anyone want to deny folks affordable health care coverage? The more Americans with health insurance, the lower the costs for all of us, it just makes common sense.

    • Isabella1709

      You are really a nitwit to think this mammoth program lowers the cost of health care. And gee, what will the Trial Lawyers Assoc. do when they can't sue doctors for doing the governments bidding? They will have to run for office, which is what the hell is wrong with this country in the first place.

    • Kathy

      No one is against affordable health care, but many people understand that just because that's what the government calls it, that's probably not what it is. Think about the claims about income tax when it first started, or social security, or Medicare. Compare what the people were told when it started vs. what it became. What makes you think this will be different?

  • kateinmacclenny

    Regarding human trafficiking, these people have to be dead if they don't know about it, or just don't care.

    Maybe more idiots should see and see again 'Taken'-that's a Hollywood version.

    Then there's real life:

    4 yr old Haleigh Cunmmings in Putnam/Baker County missing probably sold for drug money.

    How many in South FL.

    The Egyptians in CA with child slaves purchased in Egypt and brought here.

    Then all the photos at WalMart entrances.

    Get 'er done-death penalty for anyone who sells a kid, no appeal.

    Repeal obamacare! No matter what SCOTUS says about taxes, the huge multi-level taxation under obamacare will be gone if it's repealed.

    COWARDS sit in office, no men or women.

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  • Big Dem

    Staand in defiance, Pam!

  • Nostromo

    I've been to a lot of countries around this world and at one time I used to marvel at the ignorance and utter stupidity of a population that would vote a petty dictator into power. I marvel no more, as evidenced by what I have observed in recent years, and even by some of the comments regarding this article. I thought the American people could see by the arrogant, upward jutting chin, and the eyes glaring down, that this was no ordinary socialist Demagogue, but a ruthless, would be (and it appears realized) Demigod. Don't you fools understand that even if the "RICH" were drained of all their assets, there would still be not enough to pay for this. In the end, we will all be subjugated, then subjected to a universal bandaids for everyone healthcare system. I"ll never forget my High School Biology teacher's reaction to someof the more thick sculled " you dunce , you dope, you deadhead !!