The Senate Republicans' healthcare reform bill is "absolutely" better than Obamacare, but there are still issues with it, and perhaps it would be better to split it into small parts, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday from Washington D.C., where he is attending meetings to discuss his concerns.
"Florida taxpayers and businesses want to be treated fairly," Scott told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.
"Floridians, whether you have a pre-existing condition or not, ought to be able to buy whatever we went to buy. The federal government shouldn't dictate what we buy. We should buy what we want to buy."
The problem, said Scott, is that Obamacare "100 percent, it costs too much. This bill will help drive it down. Obamacare is a complete disaster causing premiums to skyrocket in my state."
Meanwhile, Scott said he wouldn't push through a big bill at this time, but would instead chip away in pieces.
"I've been governor for 6-and-a-half years for seven sessions," said Scott. "I get more done if I break things up and do simple things. I'm very appreciative that they're trying to repeal and replace Obamacare . . . When I want to get things done I focus on what's the biggest problem and how to get people on board."
Everyone agrees the costs of Obamacare are too high, said Scott, and he believes instead, more competition should be created and people should be allowed to buy what they want, including across state lines.
"I'm happy everybody is fighting for it and I'll fight for Florida taxpayers," said Scott.
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