By Carol Gentry
07/02/12 © Health News Florida
Most people can be forgiven for not knowing what is in the Affordable Care Act, given its complexity and the many misstatements that have been made about it.
But it is inexcusable for the governor of Florida not to know the major features of the law, and to keep repeating misstatements after his errors have been publicly noted.
PolitiFact offers a helpful round-up of some of Gov. Rick Scott's recent misstatements on the Affordable Care Act.
The Times/Herald contributes background on the anecdote that Scott has been touting and also shows Scott's spokesman trying to explain what he really meant.
Maybe Scott has surrounded himself with ideologues who bend facts to suit their political goals, and if that is so, he needs to clean house.
It's much more comforting to think that one's governor is being continually misinformed by others than to think he knows the facts but has decided to lie.
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