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Governor Says Pennsylvania Won't Set up Health Exchange
AP, via ABC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: corbett; exchange; healthcare; obamacare; obamacareproblems; paobamacare; pastateexchange; pastateexchnge; stateexchanges
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So now Obama also owns Pennsylvania's exchange under his own law. Thus, his mess just got a lot bigger.
1 posted on 12/12/2012 11:21:01 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

They’re falling like dominoes.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 11:23:39 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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Refuse this and the medicaid expansion.

Opt out of Obamacare.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 11:26:52 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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!


4 posted on 12/12/2012 11:29:21 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Timber Rattler
Corbett said ... inadequate answers to his questions about cost and other issues.
Cost? C'mon it all comes out of Øbama's stash. FREE money!
5 posted on 12/12/2012 11:31:42 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s unexpected.

I thought my Governor was a wuss.

Maybe not.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 11:32:00 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: Timber Rattler

7 posted on 12/12/2012 11:32:19 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 11:35:13 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Timber Rattler

Hey Obama,

I live in Pennsylvania. I have a hangnail.

Where’s my free healthcare?


9 posted on 12/12/2012 11:38:52 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: D-fendr

BUMP!


10 posted on 12/12/2012 11:43:38 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Timber Rattler

What are we up to now...25...26 states? No mention of that in ABC’s ‘report’ (surprise).


11 posted on 12/12/2012 11:54:55 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Graewoulf

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...


12 posted on 12/12/2012 11:57:40 AM PST by haircutter
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To: sneakers; PennsylvaniaMom

Interesting...but you have to parse the words.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 12:00:39 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: smoothsailing

that post was so big, it didn’t even fit on my browser!

that is the kind of response that is needed!

bobo


14 posted on 12/12/2012 12:01:44 PM PST by bobo1
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To: eCSMaster

He’s my gov. too. He certainly is being a wuss in taking on right-to-work though.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 12:16:07 PM PST by bjcoop
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To: bobo1
LOL, I guess I got a little carried away! :o)

Hope this fits better, and it's kinda Christmasy!


16 posted on 12/12/2012 12:16:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/12/12/273631.htm

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 Obama’s 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.

“I’m more and more convinced they’re making this up as they go,” he said.

17 posted on 12/12/2012 12:22:30 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: who knows what evil?
What are we up to now...25...26 states? No mention of that in ABC’s ‘report’ (surprise).

It was right after the item about Steven Crowder getting beaten by a union thug.

18 posted on 12/12/2012 12:24:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 12:25:04 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Timber Rattler

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?


20 posted on 12/12/2012 12:29:05 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Timber Rattler
Tennessee is in Green Column now also


21 posted on 12/12/2012 12:33:35 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Bluestocking

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.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 12:36:33 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: smoothsailing

God Bless you! I thought it was very appropriate.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Blessings, bobo


23 posted on 12/12/2012 12:41:09 PM PST by bobo1
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To: Slings and Arrows
It was right after the item about Steven Crowder getting beaten by a union thug.

No wonder I couldn't find it.

24 posted on 12/12/2012 12:45:52 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 12:47:11 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: who knows what evil?

*wry_grin*


26 posted on 12/12/2012 12:49:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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


27 posted on 12/12/2012 12:56:40 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: smoothsailing

Now get the firearm reciprocity law signed in Pennsylvania.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 1:10:25 PM PST by Renegade
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To: smoothsailing

Sorry ,I meant preemption law!


29 posted on 12/12/2012 1:15:29 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Bluestocking

“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.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 1:36:01 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: eCSMaster
thought my Governor was a wuss.

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!

31 posted on 12/12/2012 2:04:57 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Updated Graphic


32 posted on 12/12/2012 2:07:43 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Wahsington State may end up rejecting the exchanges too. We had quite a shake-up in our Senate yesterday.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 2:17:17 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer
WV announced yesterday that they would not join either.

Hurrah! Is that Tomblin's decision, or the Legislature?

35 posted on 12/12/2012 2:20:57 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Our standing Army is not bumbling. It is just tiny compared to the US population....


36 posted on 12/12/2012 2:24:05 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Our standing Army is not bumbling.

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.

37 posted on 12/12/2012 2:32:21 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bobo1

38 posted on 12/12/2012 2:32:47 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: HangnJudge

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.


39 posted on 12/12/2012 2:41:20 PM PST by SMM48
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To: HangnJudge; Timber Rattler
Updated!


40 posted on 12/12/2012 2:44:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I’m surprised by KY, ID, and MS. Those are solid conservative states.


41 posted on 12/12/2012 3:07:42 PM PST by randita
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To: smoothsailing

thank you so much.

You have made my day!

God Bless YOU this Christmas!

bobo


42 posted on 12/12/2012 3:09:28 PM PST by bobo1
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I agree. What do they have to lose? Show some balls, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!


43 posted on 12/12/2012 3:53:15 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: eCSMaster
Re: Where’s my free healthcare?

Get in line.


44 posted on 12/12/2012 5:06:25 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Timber Rattler

“All politics is local”

The states are where its at folks. The Tea Party needs to own ‘em....


45 posted on 12/12/2012 5:34:21 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Timber Rattler

great news


46 posted on 12/12/2012 8:52:32 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: haircutter

I’m curious why?


47 posted on 12/12/2012 8:55:07 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: dennisw

he’s republican — just reduced toll charges for ezpass as well.


48 posted on 12/12/2012 8:59:31 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: CityCenter

I’m out of the loop. What happened in the WA Senate yesterday ?


49 posted on 12/12/2012 9:06:00 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

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.


50 posted on 12/13/2012 8:56:11 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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