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Gov. Walker: Turns down ObamaCare funding
Wis Politics ^
Posted on 01/18/2012 7:38:05 PM PST by Nachum
MadisonToday Governor Walker announced he will not pursue the implementation of a health insurance exchange and has turned down Early Innovator Grant funding from the federal government. The Governor also will repeal the executive order that created the Office of Free Market Health Care.
I have directed the Department of Health Services to notify the federal government that we will discontinue any development on a health exchange and that Wisconsin will turn down funding from the Early Innovator Grant program, said Governor Walker. Stopping the encroachment of ObamaCare in our state, which has the potential to have a devastating impact on Wisconsins economy, is a top priority. Wisconsin has been a leader and innovator in health care reform for two decades, and we have achieved a high level of health insurance coverage without federal mandates. When job creators and Wisconsin families are facing difficult times it doesnt make sense to commit to a federal health care mandate that will result in hidden taxes for Wisconsin families, increased health care costs and insurance premiums, and more uncertainty in the private sector.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: funding; gov; obamacare; scottwalker; walker; wisconsin
posted on 01/18/2012 7:38:10 PM PST
Good Gov.! Wish Michigan would follow suit.
posted on 01/18/2012 7:40:56 PM PST
(Voter fraud will be the doom of the Republic as desired by the Lib Dems.)
Walker is a stud. Walker could be daring the Left to make 0-care an issue in the recall election.
posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:15 PM PST
(Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
Wish we had more (R) guvs like him.
Spine of steel compared to most of our (R)nancy boy guvs.
posted on 01/18/2012 7:52:49 PM PST
by WOBBLY BOB
(Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:17 PM PST
(FReep this FReepathon!)
As I’ve said before...
Walker for president, damit!
posted on 01/18/2012 8:02:12 PM PST
(NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
Why aren’t we running this guy for president?
posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:16 PM PST
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
posted on 01/18/2012 8:36:26 PM PST
by Hammer Tym
(Skateboarding is a crime)
Hopefully he will become POTUS.
posted on 01/18/2012 8:46:09 PM PST
(Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
To: Nachum; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...
Wisconsin ObamaCare Funding Ping — go Walker!
If you want to be on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list, just FReep Mail me and it shall be done.
To: Georgia Girl 2
Why arent we running this guy for president?
AMEN to that! Or at least, could we please borrow him here in the People's Republic of Illinois to clean out the stench?
posted on 01/19/2012 4:35:31 AM PST
("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
Office of Free Market Health Care?!
Wow. Someone was channeling his inner Orwell when he came up with that name.
posted on 01/19/2012 4:43:03 AM PST
(I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
Doubling down. Walker is not going to challenge the bogus petition signatures. He seems to want the recall election to get in the left’s face and to offer spine training to other officials around the country.
posted on 01/19/2012 5:58:02 AM PST
(In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
To: Georgia Girl 2
Because we in Wisconsin won’t give him up!! :-)
posted on 01/19/2012 9:04:47 AM PST
(Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
Walker has cajones of steel.
posted on 01/19/2012 10:11:23 AM PST
by Lando Lincoln
(But that's just me.)
posted on 01/19/2012 1:55:32 PM PST
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