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Georgia cedes control of health insurance exchange to feds
AJC ^ | 6:09 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 | Misty Williams

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.

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(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: georgiaobamacare; obamacaregeorgia
There are no Republicans in Georgia. Only Converted Democrats.

I am proud to say that I only voted for one Republican this election and even then I held my nose.

NO MORE!

1 posted on 11/16/2012 4:18:01 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula
The truly conservative Republicans do not want any part of Obamacare. That is why they are refusing to create insurance exchanges. They don't want the Feds to come in and do it, but if that's what the Feds do based on Obamacare, then that's what they do.

You seem to be underinformed with regard to this issue. Or you're a troll.

2 posted on 11/16/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Hey Bear,

Read the article.

Troll? You are not even worth a comment!


3 posted on 11/16/2012 4:29:43 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

Ahem. I beg to differ. I have always been a Republican.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 4:29:48 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Dacula
I predict the people who cave on this one issue will not have the support in whcih they will need to win reelection. This is where the heat hits the road. Stand up and help the American people in all of these states. I am praying that Gov Scott in Florida does not cave. He was strong on it last week by saying, No. I read he was weakening.
5 posted on 11/16/2012 4:41:13 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: Dacula

Excuse me
This is a good thing
The GOP gov did


6 posted on 11/16/2012 4:42:05 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Dacula

??

You don;t think these healthcare exchanges are a good thing do you?


7 posted on 11/16/2012 4:44:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Dacula; who_would_fardels_bear

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.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 4:44:34 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Dacula
"You are not even worth a comment!"

And yet you felt compelled to comment!

9 posted on 11/16/2012 4:47:42 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: plain talk

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.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 4:49:44 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Dacula

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.)


11 posted on 11/16/2012 4:52:06 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: nascarnation

Ohio too, I believe.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 4:53:09 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dacula

“The new health-care law requires states to have such insurance exchanges.”

Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 11/16/2012 4:53:29 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Dacula

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.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 5:10:03 PM PST by mtrott
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To: Marie

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.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 5:21:58 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: Dacula

Misleading headline from AJC, no surprise there.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 5:25:01 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Marie

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


17 posted on 11/16/2012 6:22:04 PM PST by republicangel
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To: Dacula

Hey, Da-que-la,

Thanks for this post. I am still trying to figure out GA politics.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 6:26:39 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: Dacula

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.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 6:28:28 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

He may be reading it wrong but Dacula is no troll.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 6:30:32 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Marie

Marie,Thank you for posting that so clearly.Tom


21 posted on 11/16/2012 6:40:41 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Ohio too, I believe.

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

22 posted on 11/16/2012 6:55:47 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Dacula

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.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 6:58:02 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: mtrott

You are spot on right and well said.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 7:47:08 PM PST by Pfesser (I miss President Reagan.)
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