There has been a recent trend of Republican governors embracing the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, and this week Florida governor Rick Scott became the latest to jump on the bandwagon. On Fox News earlier today, Bret Baier held a panel discussion on this shift, with Charles Krauthammer saying that while the health care law is insolvent and terrible, it is the law of the land, and said that Scott and his fellow governors are making an “honorable” decision for embracing the Medicaid expansion. …

The Weekly Standard‘s Steve Hayes said it’s easy to “understand the rationale” of why Republican governors are embracing parts of the health care law, but found it “particularly galling” that Scott, who “made his career opposing Obamacare” and has consistently been one of its most ardent opponents, pulled a surprising 180 this week. Hayes called Scott’s shift a politically “cowardly” decision. …

Krauthammer then defended Scott’s actions as “honorable” after his long opposition to the health care law, in spite of personally believing the Medicaid provision in the law is too expansive, and clarified that despite his defense he still believes it to be “insolvent” and “a terrible idea.” Powers said that at least Scott is accepting reality and not just pretending that poor people will “disappear” and solve the problem.