Skip to comments.Scott says Florida won't implement health care law [Govs Walker, Perry and Jindal concur)
Posted on 07/01/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....Under the health care law, by 2014, states must implement a health insurance exchange, or a Web-based marketplace where people can shop for insurance, or defer to a federal program. States need to submit plans to the federal government by Nov. 16 that demonstrate their readiness to launch health exchanges.
....."We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians," Scott said on Fox. "But this is an expansion that just doesn't make any sense."
....."Hopefully we won't have to worry about it because by November we're going to have a new president-elect who is going to repeal it," Scott press secretary Lane Wright said.
The White House was asked for comment Saturday but declined.
Scott said other Republican governors agreed their focus should be fighting the law and supporting Romney, including Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
"Here in Louisiana, look, we refused to set up the exchange. We're not going to start implementing Obamacare," Jindal told POLITICO. "We have not applied for the grants, we have not accepted many of these dollars, we are not implementing the exchanges, we don't think it makes any sense to implement Obamacare in Louisiana."
Scott said the governors arrived at the same conclusion that expanding Medicaid and creating exchanges are not good for taxpayers.
"We care about the citizens of our state," he said. "We know this will be bad for our health care. We want jobs in our state. This is going to put American businesses at an unbelievable disadvantage as compared to businesses around the world."...........
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I can’t really say I’m a secessionist as I do not favor Virginia secession at this time. But it isn’t for me to say that other states shouldn’t. In the case of a few states, I think there is a compelling case that could be made. Both TX and LA are states that are blessed with their own coastlines, ports, abundant natural resources, and robust populations. Not to mention histories of having gone it alone.
We have an Obama ass kissing commie governor here in Kentucky. We’re screwed.
Obama is also destroying our coal industry with the consent and assistance of our commie governor (who has been elected twice!, talk about voters with a death wish)
Obama = Democrat
Pelosi = Democrat
Harry Reid = Democrat
Barney Frank = Democrat
John Roberts = marxist
I wonder how many democrat state governors or legislatures are resisting against Obamacare. let me guess :ZERO. Funny that many here think it is Republicans that are the problem in America. hmm it seems all these governors forming a resistance ,rebelling against Obamacare are Republicans.
Yeah Republicans are the problem not the Marxists/democrats POS’s like Pelosi, Obama, Reid.
......................”Too many of us and too many prominent bloggers focus exclusively on the federal government and the national GOP expecting that they will find the guts to right this ship. We need to focus much more attention on our states. It would be nice if we could get more prominent conservatives to start discussing federalism and how it is a strategic advantage for conservatives.
Liberals hate federalism because it denies them the ability to impose their one-size-fits-all agenda on everyone. They cant exist in a federal system.
We can defeat the Left via a divide and conquer federalism strategy. Lets get to it!”
Michelle Bachman has talked it through with a few of her collegues and they are recommending to all the states to withhold from implement the health care laws until the election and urge all the people of the states to email or text to their state governments urging them to do so.
“Give me liberty or give me death”
“We have an Obama ass kissing commie governor here in Kentucky. Were screwed.”
Please read Post #19.
“We have an Obama ass kissing commie governor here in Kentucky. Were screwed”
Please ignore Post #48.
Yes and we just need a few fearless statesmen leaders to stand up and call their stinkin’ bluff , and to articulate clearly why they aren’t joining in, and to clear the path for free market solutions. Just a few brave men could give those with less courage the inspiration to also stand up to fedgov.
I don’t think there is a provision for the feds to create one and run it. States have to create the exchanges.
Yep. It’s time for the states to stand up to the fed. This time North and South.
What of Ohio? I’m holding my breath to hear Kasich/ him say the same. The fact that he’s not said anything is telling that Kasich is wimpy.
Interesting note about Gov. Henry is that he refused to attend the constitutional convention, noting that he smelt a rat leading to monarchy.
The 2010 federal health care overhaul requires all states to have an exchange. Legislation passed the state House last year. I believe state plans for the markets are to be submitted to the federal government by Nov. 16, 2012. The federal government will create exchanges for states that dont have them by 2014.
If they do, that will go to show that they value their freedom less than a comfortable slavery. When you’re a slave, you have no right to anything, so your “comfort” can be removed on a whim anyway, and it will be.
I would say if I had a voice to the governors to expedite any existing road projects the best they can as I see most if not all Federally funded highway improvements being put on hold until after a successful election.
Successful meaning Obamacare is dead, de-funded and eradicated with no leftover parasite agencies suddenly ballooned up and equipped with excessive firepower.
I don’t think the current crop of Republican governors will.
But it is being reported that Dewhurst - whom he endorsed for Senator to replace Kay Bailey - will not sign a pledge to repeal Obamacare.
Perry should have endorsed Cruz who has pledged to get rid of Obamacare.