Skip to comments.Nikki Haley signals South Carolina opting out of ObamaCare
Posted on 12/05/2010 5:45:38 AM PST by FreeKeys
Obama at first holds firm, then makes a slight concession
Governor-elect Nikki Haley of South Carolina was one of a number of incoming governors to meet with Obama in D.C. over the weekend at the Blair House. Haley challenged Obama over his health care legislation.
From the Charleston Post & Courrier "Obama opens door for S.C. opt-out, Haley says" Dec. 3:
COLUMBIA -- Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley said President Barack Obama agreed Thursday to consider letting South Carolina opt out of the federal health care overhaul if the state comes up with its own solutions to meet some of the important conditions of the national legislation.
Haley said she told Obama that South Carolina could not afford the health care mandate, and that it would cripple small businesses.
"I respectfully asked him to consider repealing the bill," she said, to which he clearly stated he would not. "I pushed him further and said if that's the case, because of states' rights, would you at least consider South Carolina opting out of the program?"
Obama told her he would consider letting South Carolina opt out, she said, if the state could find its own solution that included a state exchange, preventing companies from bumping people for pre-existing conditions and allowing insurance pooling.
She went on to say that she felt that his response was "genuine."
The Governor-elect is now vowing to "crunch numbers" and come up with a solution that would meet Obama's demands, and allow for SC to get out of ObamaCare.
That is why she is a politician and people such as you and I aren’t, we couldn’t stomach Obama
Exactly. And, she was going to see if she could meet his demands? Governors should tell Obamalini that he can shove it where the sun don’t shine. The tone needs to be aggressive and confrontational, and the actions even more so.
Obama has a “gift” for making people think he is something other than a totalitarian narcissist.
Yes, i agree 100%
Yes, i agree 100%
She says she took him at his word, let him prove himself to be the liar he is.
First is the one that you've pegged regarding believing a conman. Secondly, was the statement
Obama told her he would consider letting South Carolina opt out
"LET"? I did not realize that we had voted for a dictator yet! Where is Congress in this deal?
Oh, you sad, naive woman. Haven't you learned yet that Obamolester lies with impugnity?
That's what stuck to me too. The idea that a state has to get permission from this bastard is completely contrary to the Constitution.
At least she is doing something that the GOP should have done a lot sooner and stood tall like real men! She stood up for her state instead of groveling.
Maybe she knows more than the rest of us. She stood her ground now let’s see what she can do. For Heaven’s sakes...
Narcissists do not have a soul. So she has been duped!
I know, I was married to one for 16 years. Almost killed me!
I was born with a genetic condition. I have acquired other conditions.
I did not ask for these conditions. Some were from being a police officer for 10 years.
Do you know I would have to pay $2400 a MONTH and a deductible of $10,000! I cannot afford this! This is an Obamacare deal!
I do not think it is fair at all to charge us so much. I try to stay away from doctors and hospitals and use NATURAL means to help myself.
I should not be charged so much. I cannot pay it.
There HAS to be a better way!
Narcissists are NEVER GENUINE. He was probably smiling and lying through his teeth.
Have you ever counted how many lies he has told?
I gave up on counting them.