Skip to comments.Georgia cedes control of health insurance exchange to feds
Posted on 11/16/2012 4:17:54 PM PST by Dacula
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday the state will not build its own online health insurance exchange where hundreds of thousands of consumers will shop for affordable coverage ceding control to the federal government instead.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
I am proud to say that I only voted for one Republican this election and even then I held my nose.
You seem to be underinformed with regard to this issue. Or you're a troll.
Read the article.
Troll? You are not even worth a comment!
Ahem. I beg to differ. I have always been a Republican.
This is a good thing
The GOP gov did
You don;t think these healthcare exchanges are a good thing do you?
Hey Dacula - the article is written by the AJC so keep that in mind. All of the States should refuse to go along with creation of Obamacare health insurance exchanges. This is the feds’ deal. Let us not have States do their work for them. So this refusal by GA is a good thing. We did the same thing in Alabama yesterday.
And yet you felt compelled to comment!
Indiana has declined also, this was primarily done by incoming gov Mike Pence. That tells me they are making the best of a bad situation.
Here’s a line from your article:
“They are online marketplaces where consumers and small businesses will be able to compare the quality and prices of health plans.”
This is a lie. The exchanges are a one-size-fits-all health plan with gov’t subsidies for people who’re too poor to afford the full cost of the plan.
This article is bias and untrue in many ways.
By saying, ‘no’, the governors are putting the weight and responsibility of Obamacare squarely on Obama’s shoulders. (Where it should be.)
Ohio too, I believe.
“The new health-care law requires states to have such insurance exchanges.”
This is really good that states are refusing to create exchanges. IMO, the good thing about this is that, most likely, when the feds are left to set up these exchanges they will screw it up and it will cost way more than they have claimed, which will result in them ending up having to try to raise more taxes to pay for it.
This way, the public will be forced to see that, as Republicans warned, Obamacare will be causing overall health care spending to increase, not decrease as advertised.
Yes, they’re trying to make it sound like it’s some miraculous website or something. An exchange is actually a straightjacket of mandates for state insurance companies. They will have to compete with a nonprofit that can go across state lines.
Misleading headline from AJC, no surprise there.
It’s the same “facts” spewed in our local paper with a different title and state name. I’m hoping Governor McDonnell holds steady here in VA
Thanks for this post. I am still trying to figure out GA politics.
Dacula,Its the ajc.Read how they make it sound as if the governor is capitulating to the fed.he is not.He is putting the onus on the fed and not helping with implementing obamascare and so many other states are doing the same thing.This is a good thing.Hope you are well,Tom.
He may be reading it wrong but Dacula is no troll.
Marie,Thank you for posting that so clearly.Tom
Looks like Wisconsin as well. This was posted on Gov. Walker's facebook page today:
Governor Scott Walker
A state health exchange is SINO (state in name only). To protect hard working taxpayers, we defer to federal exchange: http://ow.ly/flOqq
This is good news. If the Feds want to screw the country, don’t expect help from conservative states. The state exchanges are a misnomer; the Feds via the HHS will have total control. The Federal exchanges have no current funding mechanism unless the House offers up a spending bill and appropriates funds. The state exchanges are funded by the Feds with the states responsible for most of the funding in later years. Sounds familiar?
Let’s see how the bankrupt blue states handle this monster. Let’s see the credit ratings for the stupid states drop and internecine fighting between Leftist interest groups. Let’s watch the education unions vs healthcare lobbyists while taxpayers and businesses flee to red states w/o state exchanges. The federal exchanges will take a long time to set up and court challenges will continue.
You are spot on right and well said.