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Qtec
07-21-2011, 12:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Florida GOP Rejects Money To Fight Child Abuse And Neglect

In a partisan stand against the Affordable Care Act, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and GOP lawmakers are turning away much-needed federal funds aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. According to Linda Merrell of the Florida Child Healthcare Coalition, the state has missed out on up to $52 million in federal funding — $3.4 million of which Scott turned down this year and millions more in grants available under Section 2951 of the Affordable Care Act for home health visits.

The money is sorely needed. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>In 2010, the state legislature cut a staggering 43 percent of the budget for its Healthy Families Florida program,</span> which provides home visitation services to both expecting parents and parents with newborn children in order to prevent future instances of abuse. As a result, Healthy Families was forced to scale back, dropping services for 5,800 children in 3,500 high-risk families. </div></div>

Too expensive you say?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Florida’s taxpayers pay an estimated $64,377 a year to care for an abused or neglected child, while Healthy Families Florida prevents the costs of child abuse and neglect for only $1,671 a year per child,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> saving taxpayers millions of dollars</span>.

A rigorous five-year independent study and follow up study shows that Healthy Families prevents child abuse and neglect, keeping families together and children out of the child welfare system — 98 percent of the children served by Healthy Families are abuse free.” </div></div>

read it (http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/07/20/274261/florida-gop-rejects-money-to-fight-child-abuse-and-neglect/)


Rick Scott should be in jail.

Q

LWW
07-21-2011, 04:30 AM
Actually what they did was refuse to be bribed.

You, being a spoon fed member of the mob who can't comprehend someone not bending to the will of the regime, licked the spoon clean and begged for seconds.

Gayle in MD
07-21-2011, 11:34 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Florida GOP Rejects Money To Fight Child Abuse And Neglect

In a partisan stand against the Affordable Care Act, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and GOP lawmakers are turning away much-needed federal funds aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. According to Linda Merrell of the Florida Child Healthcare Coalition, the state has missed out on up to $52 million in federal funding — $3.4 million of which Scott turned down this year and millions more in grants available under Section 2951 of the Affordable Care Act for home health visits.

The money is sorely needed. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>In 2010, the state legislature cut a staggering 43 percent of the budget for its Healthy Families Florida program,</span> which provides home visitation services to both expecting parents and parents with newborn children in order to prevent future instances of abuse. As a result, Healthy Families was forced to scale back, dropping services for 5,800 children in 3,500 high-risk families. </div></div>

Too expensive you say?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Florida’s taxpayers pay an estimated $64,377 a year to care for an abused or neglected child, while Healthy Families Florida prevents the costs of child abuse and neglect for only $1,671 a year per child,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> saving taxpayers millions of dollars</span>.

A rigorous five-year independent study and follow up study shows that Healthy Families prevents child abuse and neglect, keeping families together and children out of the child welfare system — 98 percent of the children served by Healthy Families are abuse free.” </div></div>

read it (http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/07/20/274261/florida-gop-rejects-money-to-fight-child-abuse-and-neglect/)


Rick Scott should be in jail.

Q </div></div>

He is a crook, but there must be enough intelligent people in Florida who are wise enough to have figured that out, since his approval rate is the lowest in the country.

In fact, the Tea Party Governors approval ratings are among the worst figures in the country.

I surely hope their buyer's remorse lasts until the next election.

G.