Skip to comments.Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Will Not Set Up State Insurance Exchange
Posted on 11/13/2012 4:47:11 PM PST by Jemian
MONTGOMERY Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced that Alabama will not set up a state insurance exchange under the federal health care law.
I am not going to set up a state-based exchange that will create a tax burden of up to $50 million on the people of Alabama. As governor, I cannot support adding such a tax burden onto our citizens, Governor Bentley said. The Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor does it actually improve health care. Congress and the President have said they want to work together to solve the fiscal crisis facing this country, and I suggest they start with this health care bill.
I have been speaking individually and in group settings with governors from all over the country, and I feel that a significant number of these governors will take a similar stand, Governor Bentley added. That will send a clear signal to all of our elected leaders in Washington that the health care bill should be changed.
I also will not expand Medicaid under the current structure that exists because we simply cannot afford it, Governor Bentley said.
This is straight from the governor's office.
Saw his announcement on the news. Lib husband grumbled. Inside, I was screaming “YES!!!!!!”
I think this makes 15 states to date. Many more are sitting on the fence and might say “we’re not going to participate in this charade...the Feds will the ones calling the shots....to heck with HHS!”
Ping to the Auburn list.
I’d ping the other list as well, but I don’t know who has that.
HOORAY Governor Robert Bentley! DEFUND socialist collectives. (Did you and Mitt Romney read the same 10th amendment? /sarcasm)
Mixed marriage? LOL!
Thank God the state governors are telling the Kenyan no! Can’t rely on weepy and turkey neck.
united we stand
” ... we simply cannot afford it, Governor Bentley said.”
Straight talk. Go Tide!
LOL! Best laugh I've had today!
If MN is on your list you can take us off.
The other idiots in this state voted in libs across the boards. We had a republican house/senate to stop it.
Now we don’t.
today, on Hannity radio, Sean had Judge Napalitano sp? on promoting his new book. Napalitano said that the Supremes could still stop a lot of the freedoms we are losing, including 0bamacare. Napalitano said that they need Roberts, and he is brilliant, but he might prefer Georgetown Cocktail Parties over removing the yoke of socialism from our necks
I hope Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells them to stick it.
So what happens then?
Surely the Baraqqis don’t just stand aside and leave these states alone?
....operating an Obamacare exchange would be illegal in 14 states. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia have enacted either statutes or constitutional amendments (or both) forbidding state employees to participate in an essential exchange function: implementing Obamacares individual and employer mandates.
No, first he’ll withhold federal funds, then something else. He’ll try to punish us somehow.
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