Florida Speaker Has Trouble Getting Health Care Info

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - House Speaker Dean Cannon says state
agencies have been "less than responsive" to his request for
information on their roles in implementing the federal health care

Cannon said Friday that he's willing to cut them some slack,
though, because they're still transitioning to a new

The Winter Park Republican said, "We haven't made a big ruckus
about it."

Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who took office Jan. 4, has yet to
appoint heads of the state's health care agencies.

In October, Cannon asked for an accounting by Nov. 15 of agency
activities related to the new federal law.

Cannon said his goal is to make sure the state isn't being used
to implement a program Republicans think is invalid.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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