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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:32 PM

Pa. governor says state won't set up health care exchange under Affordable Care Act

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) 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, putting the state on a course to join others led by Republicans that will let President Barack Obama's administration run its exchange.

Setting up a state-based exchange would be irresponsible, Corbett said, as he faulted federal authorities for what he called inadequate answers to his questions about cost and other issues.

"Health care reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning," Corbett said. "Pennsylvania taxpayers and businesses deserve more. They deserve informed decision making and a strong plan that responsibly uses taxpayer dollars."

The Corbett administration also is rejecting the option of running the exchange as a partnership with the federal government, spokeswoman Christine Cronkright said. But she also noted that the administration has the ability under the law to re-evaluate every year whether to get involved.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/corbett-pa-wont-set-own-health-care-exchange

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1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #1
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #2
FarCenter Dec 2012 #3
Panasonic Dec 2012 #4
Mnemosyne Dec 2012 #5
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #6
meow2u3 Dec 2012 #7

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:38 PM

1. Good, the more states that fall under the Federal program the closer we come to single payer.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. I was just wondering about that

great....hope this keeps on happening. Being in a one payer country...I know it is a wonderful thing to be able to go to the doctor when you first are ill or even for annual check ups..

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

3. I'm not sure why states would want to run their own? Seems wasteful and duplicative.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:46 PM

4. Corbett has done an incredibly shitty job

 

He'll be thrown out, arrested for the Sandusky involvement, indicted, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison, and restitution over 500 million dollars, due to damage to the state of Pennslyvania.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. Your keyboard to... nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:13 PM

6. Good - closer to single payer

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:49 PM

7. Repuke governors are playing right into the Dems' hands

Keep it up, Corbutt. You're just going to provide a back door to single payer.

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