Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist went on CNN Sunday and thanked God for Obamacare.
And when CNN host Candy Crowley asked the ex-Republican turned Democrat if he thought Obamacare has irreparably harmed Floridians, Crist said, “No, I don’t think so at all. I think it has been great. I just know that [Obama] has a compassionate heart, he cares about people. ” He continued: “People getting healthcare is like a civil right. I mean, people need to have shelter. They need food. They need water and they need healthcare and they deserve it. We’re the richest country in the world. We ought it provide it and God bless him for doing it.”
Crowley cut Crist off mid-sentence and went on a fact checking tirade saying, “In the end you did see about 300,000 Floridians did lose the health care they currently had. They may have signed up by now. They’ve found alternatives, et cetera. But they had insurance that they liked but it didn’t fit under the restrictions — or the qualities of what Obamacare wanted in an insurance policy.”
Crist’s response? “I don’t. I don’t think that will happen and I think that people on the other side are using that as a fear tactic and it is wrong. And I think what’s important to remember.”
But before Crist could finish his thought, Crowley cut in again saying, “But they did lose their — some did lose their insurance that they had. I mean that’s a fact.
In November, the Miami Harald reported results of a Quinnipiac University poll that said “Only 21 percent believe Obamacare will improve their healthcare, 44 percent say it will make it worse and 31 percent say it will make no difference.”
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