Skip to comments.Tennessee and Georgia resist health care reform (& Commiecare's™ federal deadlines)
Posted on 02/05/2012 8:37:27 AM PST by Libloather
Tennessee and Georgia resist health care reform
by Mariann Martin
published Sunday, February 5th, 2012
With less than a year before state legislation must be in place to implement a critical part of national health care reform, Tennessee and Georgia, along with 18 other states, have not made substantial progress toward meeting federal deadlines, according to reports from several nonpartisan organizations.
In states with conservative leadership, such as Georgia and Tennessee, the deadlines have put state leaders in a Catch-22.
They hope the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the Affordable Care Act this spring or summer or that the election of a Republican president would pave the way for the repeal or defunding of the law, so they do not want to implement health care exchanges.
"Our goal here remains the same: securing a victory in court," Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's spokeswoman said Thursday in an emailed statement. Georgia has challenged the law in court.
However, if the law stays in place, states will have missed key deadlines for enacting legislation and receiving federal funding, increasing the likelihood that they will have to cede local control as the federal government steps in to run their exchanges.
Tennessee Sen. Bo Watson insists that will not happen.
No matter what lawmakers may want to see happen with the federal law, Tennessee legislators will not allow the federal government to get involved, Watson, R-Hixson, said Friday.
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S*session in the works?
The whole purpose of having to set up sites for implementation of Obamacare was to make certain that States had to spend so much to do so, that it would be considered wasteful to repeal Obamcare.
It is part of the plan. Get so far on Obamacare that we cannot back out.
Those who designed it knew what was in it. They knew Americans would balk at sometime. Starting it before it actually starts was designed to remove that balk.Get it along so far we can’t back out.
All a part of the invasive penetration of the anal orifice we will be getting when they shove Obamacare in.