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Gov. Jindal is ignoring
his people´s needs

New Orleans Times-Picayune, by Editorial

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/16/2012 1:28:03 PM

With every decision Gov. Bobby Jindal makes, the message becomes clearer to hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents who are uninsured: The state has no interest in helping you. Bruce Greenstein, secretary of Louisiana´s Department of Health and Hospitals, sent a letter Wednesday to federal health officials refusing to take part in the creation of a health care exchange where uninsured residents will be able to buy affordable policies from private insurers. The state´s decision won´t stop the creation of the exchange, which is part of President Barack Obama´s health care reform plan, but will leave it to the federal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/16/2012 1:33:08 PM     (No. 9018764)

The election is ten days passed and out come the knives for Governor Jindal. He must be a good choice for President.

Like the last election, the mainstream media and their buddies at the DNC are getting started on the destruction of the Republican field.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Polecat49, 11/16/2012 1:34:29 PM     (No. 9018770)

If zero´s plan is so damn good, WHY not set up federal offices to run the stupid thing? The new orleans picky un would have to support zero as they sold out their own people to the highest bedder many years ago.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/16/2012 1:38:21 PM     (No. 9018780)

There will not be affordable policies available through private companies. This will never, ever happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 11/16/2012 1:39:43 PM     (No. 9018784)

Oh bee ess! If it, O no Care, is so gee dee good let the Feds run it,

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/16/2012 1:46:20 PM     (No. 9018797)

Sorry, forget to give a hat-tip to Limbaugh. Limbaugh opined the reason for Obamacles moving the date is to give time for all his pet newspaper editors to flay the governors who are refusing to take part in health care exchanges.

Fight, fight, fight!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/16/2012 1:54:15 PM     (No. 9018816)

Why duplicate something that the Feds are going to do?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/16/2012 1:56:42 PM     (No. 9018823)

So the people of Louisiana want their FREE stuff?
Gov. Jindal, are you listening? Romney was right.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/16/2012 2:13:19 PM     (No. 9018862)

The "STATE" cannot provide insurance for anyone without first taking the money from taxpayers who are having a tough enough time paying for their own insurance especially now the Obamacare is kicking and costs are rising.

Enough of this coddling lifestyles of the non-workers or content part time 8-16 hours per week workers just enough to get big Earned Income and child tax credits refunded on average of $4,500.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/16/2012 2:23:07 PM     (No. 9018885)

Amen, #7.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/16/2012 2:28:23 PM     (No. 9018896)

Jindal, another individual of diverse culture looking to dilute USA´s instead of accepting Americanism to enhance his.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: yuban, 11/16/2012 2:36:01 PM     (No. 9018905)

Romney is right, Jindal is wrong. Period.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/16/2012 2:59:05 PM     (No. 9018969)

I say let 0bama and the Democrats set up 0bamacare. Their brilliance and market savvy will surely come up with a winning system.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/16/2012 3:04:21 PM     (No. 9018987)

I think some people really do respond without one clue what is in the article. Jindal is simply not putting his rubber stamp on Obamacare because his state, like all states, is bankrupt. Louisiana shoudl not be made to pay one cent of this monstrosity. If this is what Obama and his takers want then the Fed should foot the whole bill. The exchanges will be around a max of 10 years anyway as the private insurance industry will be destroyed by Obamacare so why waste huge amount of state funds putting together a program MEANT to fail.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lavalette, 11/16/2012 3:06:44 PM     (No. 9018995)

Romney and Jindal are both right. Romney is right about the problem and Jindal is right about the solution, namely that the GOP must frame its appeal to all Americans.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 11/16/2012 3:12:46 PM     (No. 9019008)

As a resident of New Iberia, LA hats off to Gov Jindal! Way to go guv!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 11/16/2012 3:29:36 PM     (No. 9019048)

#5 beat me to it. Today was supposed to be the deadline, but zero extended it to give the LSM time to destroy the governors. Florida led the way and yet now, Gov Scott, is backpedaling and wants to talk

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 11/16/2012 3:36:30 PM     (No. 9019066)

he exchanges will happen. It isn´t a matter of Jindel stopping them, its a matte of who runs them. So the fat, sick and lazy will be able to get free goobernment healthcare through a Federal exchange instead of a state exchange. Big deal!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/16/2012 3:56:28 PM     (No. 9019117)

Teachable moment here, Bobby. This is what you can expect from here on out. The craven fear of calling a parasite entitlement junkie a parasite entitlement junkie will not induce the parasite entitlement junkies to vote for you. You´ll get out-pandered by the Democrats every time. You and/or Rubio and/or Jeb Bush are going to find that out in 2016 when you get your butts handed to you again.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/16/2012 4:06:00 PM     (No. 9019131)

#6 and others speak for me. Let the feds run the exchange. Why have a different bureaucracy in each state.

The feds will just end up bullying the state exchange anyway. And Washington will change the regulations and details at any time for political reasons.

As I suggested elsewhere the feds should contract exchange operation to the post office. It needs more revenue and already has buildings and staff almost everywhere.

Postmaster Of Waco and Chairman Of The Death Panel seems like a nice title.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tennman, 11/16/2012 4:36:24 PM     (No. 9019195)

Bobby realizes that taxpayer have a finite amount of money but governments view their funds as unlimited. Two rules of governements in general: They always spend more than they take in and they never take in enough to satisify their wants.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: grambo, 11/16/2012 5:19:18 PM     (No. 9019270)

Jindal is playing the games three moves deep.

There is no enumerated power for the feds to wade into individual States and meddle in health care. When they do, constitutional legal challenges will bog down ObamaNoCare for years.

Jindal is calling the federal bluff. The ball is in Hussein’s court. He punted the stand-off to February, but he’ll have to stand up at some point.


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