Good for Scott Walker! And for Rick Perry, who did the same.
On the other hand, MY governor, Bob McDonnell, who is bleating that, oh, well, the people have spoken and we need to be flexible on raising taxes, sent a letter to Obama (along with Bobby Jindal) asking Dear Leader if they could pweeze have an extension on the deadline to figure out what they will do.
Do you really live in Virginia?
State-created exchanges mean higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less protection of religious freedom. States are better off defaulting to a federal exchange. The Medicaid expansion is likewise too costly and risky a proposition. Republican Governors Association chairman BOB MCDONNELL (R.,Va.) agrees, and has announced that VIRGINIA WILL IMPLEMENT NEITHER PROVISION.
There are many arguments against creating exchanges.
First, states are under no obligation to create one.
Second, operating an Obamacare exchange would be illegal in 14 states. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and VIRGINIA have enacted either statutes or constitutional amendments (or both) forbidding state employees to participate in an essential exchange function: implementing Obamacares individual and employer mandates.