Skip to comments.Governor Says Pennsylvania Won't Set up Health Exchange
Posted on 12/12/2012 11:20:51 AM PST by Timber Rattler
Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act at least not for now, Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday.
Setting up a state-based exchange would be irresponsible, Corbett said as he faulted federal authorities for what he said were inadequate answers to his questions about cost and other issues.
"Health care reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning," said the Republican governor. "Pennsylvania taxpayers and businesses deserve more. They deserve informed decision making and a strong plan that responsibly uses taxpayer dollars."
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They’re falling like dominoes.
Refuse this and the medicaid expansion.
Opt out of Obamacare.
Love it keep it up!
Some say the GOP is useless and it should go away. I think not. Most GOP governors are refusing to have anything to do with Obamacare.
We need to strengthen the GOP, not trash it!
I thought my Governor was a wuss.
The states have been pillars of leadership. It may take some time, but the leaders at the state and local level will hopefully rise to the national level and sieze power from the cowering aristocrats.
I live in Pennsylvania. I have a hangnail.
Where’s my free healthcare?
What are we up to now...25...26 states? No mention of that in ABC’s ‘report’ (surprise).
Thank You Gov. but you still will NOT get my vote again..so maybe you should reconsider about running for re election..you have been a disappointment, and one good idea does not satisfy this voter...
Interesting...but you have to parse the words.
that post was so big, it didn’t even fit on my browser!
that is the kind of response that is needed!
He’s my gov. too. He certainly is being a wuss in taking on right-to-work though.
Hope this fits better, and it's kinda Christmasy!
Gov. Bill Haslam announced this week that Tennessee will not create a state-run health insurance exchange, but the Republican governor said he remains undecided about whether to expand Medicaid.
Haslam said in a speech to the Nashville Rotary Club that he was unsettled by the lack of guidelines from the federal government about the insurance marketplaces that are required under President Barack Obamas health care overhaul.
This is a massive federal program to be implemented across millions of individuals, and the amount of information and data that we have about it or the lack of that is scary, quite frankly, Haslam said.
Im more and more convinced theyre making this up as they go, he said.
It was right after the item about Steven Crowder getting beaten by a union thug.
Last I heard it was 22 and this makes 23. But not sure exactly what it is.
26 would be nice, puts US over 50% not counting DC which I feel does not count.
Opting out of ObamaCare is a state’s friendly way of saying, ‘’We’re seceding. We’re joining other freedom-loving states in this first step toward liberating our people from Federal tyranny, and if it works, next we’ll be withdrawing from the bankrupt Social Security System and setting up our own state-pension arrangements guaranteed to be solvent.’’
And what will Obama do? Most likely travel to an ObamaCare-loving state like California and make a campaign speech decrying those mean Republican states that aren’t cooperating. Then return to Washington and play golf.
What else is he going to do if states like Pennsylvania and Texas decide to go their own way on healthcare, bomb Philadelphia? Redeploy our bumbling troops from Afghanistan where they can’t win battles against 7th-century tribal warriors to Dallas on a suicide mission to take out millions of dedicated gun-toting good old boys from the Lone Star state?
Oh, we’re told constantly by the left that the “blue states” fund the “red states” through the gov’t,
so I’m sure they won’t mind letting the “dead weight” go.
God Bless you! I thought it was very appropriate.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
No wonder I couldn't find it.
WV announced yesterday that they would not join either. I was somewhat surprised since we have a dem Gov, although most dems in the state try to maintain a great deal of distance from themselves and our Dear Leader.
Good for the Pennsylvania Governor!! Since Pennsylvania went 0bama he is a bellwether. Other governors are paying attention and a few will refuse state run exchanges because of him
Now get the firearm reciprocity law signed in Pennsylvania.
Sorry ,I meant preemption law!
“What else is he going to do....”
I expect the jerk to find ways of withholding federal money from these states. It’s about control and getting even with him. He will find some way of making it difficult for those that don’t worship him.
I have met Tom Corbett and he is no wuss. This is a man on a mission to reform this state.
We will see privatization of the PLCB and we may even see proportional distribution of electors!
Wahsington State may end up rejecting the exchanges too. We had quite a shake-up in our Senate yesterday.
Hurrah! Is that Tomblin's decision, or the Legislature?
Our standing Army is not bumbling. It is just tiny compared to the US population....
Well, that < expurgated > jerk (who probably didn't get a chance to see what I really think of him) called them "bumbling". I seriously doubt that Mr. < expurgated > has any clue how good our professional military really is, and would probably < expurgated > his pants if he ever found out. That's assuming the < expurgated > poltroon actually wears pants (which I doubt).
It is just tiny compared to the US population....
This is true ... and the civilian population contains a great many veterans, and a great many avid shooters.
I believe our Arizona Governor said a few weeks ago that the state will NOT be setting up a state exchange. So, color us green.
I’m surprised by KY, ID, and MS. Those are solid conservative states.
thank you so much.
You have made my day!
God Bless YOU this Christmas!
I agree. What do they have to lose? Show some balls, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!
“All politics is local”
The states are where its at folks. The Tea Party needs to own ‘em....
I’m curious why?
he’s republican — just reduced toll charges for ezpass as well.
I’m out of the loop. What happened in the WA Senate yesterday ?
Rodney Tom took over as Majority leader and is causcusing with 2 other conservative Dems and the Republicans. It’s a step in the right direction. They also replaced some of the committee heads with people who are not as beholden to the teacher’s union, etc.