TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- Gov. Rick Scott announced a health care firm's plan to hire more than 1,000 people over the next five years in Tampa.
Scott made the announcement Wednesday at the Tampa offices of Healthplan Services, a company that helps insurance carriers recruit and retain customers and offers an online insurance marketplace, where consumers can browse from different insurers.
Company CEO Jeffrey Bak says the expansion would ``probably not'' be occurring without the new federal health care law.
Scott strongly opposes the Affordable Care Act or ``Obamacare.''
Healthplan services now employs 2,400 people in 22 states and bak said he seriously considered expanding in Ohio or Nevada, but that Florida's low taxes and other factors prevailed.