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More GOP governors decline to
create health insurance exchanges

Los Angeles Times, by Noam M. Levey

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/17/2012 6:23:27 AM

WASHINGTON — More Republican governors announced Friday they would not implement a key part of the new healthcare law, despite a new attempt by the Obama administration to give states more time to develop plans to put the Affordable Care Act in place. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Maine Gov. Paul LePage joined more than a dozen GOP governors who have notified the administration they will not set up state insurance exchanges next year, instead leaving the job to the federal government. "Operating a state exchange would not provide the flexibility to meet

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/17/2012 6:30:59 AM     (No. 9020007)

Would that our so-called "Representatives" in the House would show the same fortitude by not funding any piece of it.
Kill it by starving it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/17/2012 6:39:23 AM     (No. 9020017)

Wonder if any dem governors will see the light on this? Maybe 1 or 2.Wouldn´t surprise me if blue states were using exchange set up money to pay off medicaid debts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Namma, 11/17/2012 7:41:24 AM     (No. 9020102)

This billwas never brought up in the House to be passed on to the Senate. obama using his dictatorship rule had the Senate pass it with out involving the House. He paid the senator from Neb 300 million, and strong armed others ....like giving a ride on AF1 to Kuchinich to have him change his vote all illegal...but when we have a dictaror in the WH he does what he wants.

If I remember correctly, the residence of Ohio voted to not participate in obamadontcare...its against the Ohio Constitution.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muguy, 11/17/2012 7:54:24 AM     (No. 9020133)

No wonder that the governors are refusing this--they keep making up the provisions of the Obamacare law!!

It is essentially being written with new regulations coming down from on high WITHOUT us knowing--so maybe that hag Pelosi was right after all--we have to "pass it in order to see what´s in it".....

Or perhaps the governors are merely not choosing the means of the takeover of their state by the federal leviathan. The states may be the only thing that slows this vehicle of corruption.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jlw509, 11/17/2012 8:15:44 AM     (No. 9020160)

A state-created exchange is not a state-controlled exchange. All exchanges will be controlled by Washington, DC.

Tennessee Law -- like that of several other states --- forbids state employees from implementing compulsory mandates. This is no time for governors and state legislators to go back on their committment under law.

Gov. Haslam (TN) has gotten several phone clls about this from the jlw509 family, and is going to get several more. L-dotters, please! Call your governors!

Make Obama "own" this fiasco.






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Reply 6 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/17/2012 8:16:05 AM     (No. 9020163)

All the real American people have between them and the oppressive tyranny of Obama and Washington Democrats are GOP governors and the GOP controlled House of Representatives. And Washington Republicans cannot be relied upon to defend our rights and freedom. The support of the Tea Party may be our only alternative.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MObeef4u, 11/17/2012 8:17:10 AM     (No. 9020166)

Here in Mo. the entire state, every county, voted not to allow state-run exchanges. Our Gov. is a Dem., but I don´t think he has any wiggle room and in fact, it may get him off the hook. Of course, all it takes is one judge...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 11/17/2012 8:23:27 AM     (No. 9020175)

Here in Fl, Gov Scott- "repub" - is now getting "round heels" and appears he will support zippycare. As mentioned above, is waaay beyond unfortuate that Congress doesn´t have the gonads to just defund this monster....How do these people sleep at night....


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/17/2012 8:39:03 AM     (No. 9020207)

Good.

The Federal Government cannot enforce the employer mandate if a state does not set up an exchange. That was another "oops" in the law. I guess we really did have to pass it to find out what´s in it...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/17/2012 8:53:54 AM     (No. 9020250)

As I had predicted......Christie caved.

What does the Wan have on my Governor? Why is he so willing to toss away principles?

IMHO, RINO´s hate America as much as the Left does.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 11/17/2012 9:23:59 AM     (No. 9020309)

Va Gov is waffling. I´m going to email his office right now...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/17/2012 10:01:58 AM     (No. 9020393)

Thank God, Perry stood his ground and said NO. LDotters, I´m very sorry that your Governors are caving.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 11/17/2012 10:25:57 AM     (No. 9020445)

I imagine that Scott, seeing the jiggered results of his states stolen Presidential election, fears he will not be re-elected unless he cozies up to the taking class.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/17/2012 10:55:14 AM     (No. 9020503)

I don´t see much virtue in the Sovereign States cooperating with the Feds on any level. Obamacare is opposed by some 65% of the people. It is an unjust law and Boehner´s whining capitulation will not stand. And by the way, unjust laws trigger revolutions. Stay vigilant.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 11/17/2012 11:57:35 AM     (No. 9020616)

# 13, I had a friend who belonged to the same Golf Club as Scott in Naples, and the word around the club was that he was not to be trusted..I didn´t want to believe it at the time, so this had been a year of the rude awaking.....´Appears they were right.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FL Homeschool Mom, 11/17/2012 1:16:05 PM     (No. 9020756)

Just emailed Scott and told him he wouldn´t get my vote again if he implemented the health insurance exchange. I don´t know what to make of him, but I have a feeling #15 is right and he can´t be trusted. I was glad we didn´t get another Jeb Bush crony as governor, but Scott may have been the wrong choice. Hopefully, he´ll surprise us all.

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