The health care debate has become an issue that is front and center in the national political dialogue and Crist may have exposed himself a little more than he had hoped.
Crist was asked by a Herald/Times reporter about the fact that Florida's kids are not covered under the "Cover Florida" plan but rather by a program called "Kid Care".
Reporter:The confusion is, then, your criticism over government run healthcare when KidCare is government run healthcare, which is what they were asking you about this morning.Here is the video of the exchange:
Crist: It’s for kids, I like it.
Crist did not mention that the"Cover Florida" plan that he defended so effusively on the cable news (video) shows did not cover children and costs the elderly far more than those that ,on average, need less health care coverage. Those who are 0 to 18 years of age are not covered.
If kids were so important to Crist it seems funny how the kids were left out of the negotiations with the private insurance companies at the time....
I posted this quote from Charlie Crist from his appearance with Barack Obama to support the stimulous bill.
"It's important that we pass a stimulus package. It's important. It is important to do so to help education, to help our infrastructure, and to help HEALTH CARE for those that need it the most. The most vulnerable among us.Later crist called Obama's Health Care Plan "cockamamie"
I understand that the insurance companies have to weigh the risks when providing policies to all age groups. It's called capitalism.
The obvious solution is tort reform and eliminating massive fraud.
Wind-sock" Charlie strikes again......
FYI-On the day of Obama's health care speech before a joint session of congress, Marco Rubio released the following video.