In Shouting Tirade, Woman Lambastes Fla. Governor Over Failure To Expand Medicaid
The encounter occurred at a Starbucks in Gainesville and was captured by a local television station.
Florida Woman Shouts At Rick Scott At Gainesville Starbucks
A Florida woman confronted Gov. Rick Scott about some of his controversial policies as he ordered coffee at a Gainesville Starbucks on Tuesday in a video that has gone viral, according to WFTS. Cara Jennings, the woman in the video, told the TV station that she couldn't pass up the opportunity to speak her mind on the governor's decision to strip state funding from any clinic that performs abortions, even if that means restricting access to other services such as cancer screenings and reproductive health care, and for refusing to expand Medicaid. (Cutway, 4/6)
Starbucks Customer Rips Into Florida Gov. Rick Scott
A woman was caught on camera exploding at Florida Gov. Rick Scott while the Republican politician stopped for coffee at a Gainesville Starbucks Tuesday, calling Scott a derogatory name and blaming him for the state's failing economy. "You cut Medicaid, so I couldn't get Obamacare," the woman yelled at Scott as he attempted to place an order. ... "You don't care about working people." (Flores, 4/6)
Starbucks Woman Claims Rick Scott Cut Medicaid, Preventing Her From Getting Obamacare
In town on April 5, 2016, to tour the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics, [Gov. Rick] Scott stopped in to the coffee chain for a cup. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott and ripped into him from her seat. Among other grievances, she accused him of denying her health care coverage with his policies. "In fact, you cut Medicaid so I couldn’t get Obamacare," Jennings shouted on April 5, 2016. ... we can look at whether Scott cut Medicaid, the joint state and federal program to provide health insurance for the very poor, in a way that could have denied people health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It’s not so much that he cut anything, but more that he hasn’t consistently supported expanding the program. That has indeed left hundreds of thousands of Floridians without coverage. (Gillin, 4/6)