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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:22 PM

Obama's win forces Walker's hand on healthcare

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Source: cbs

MADISON, Wis. President Barack Obama's re-election is forcing the hand of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who had stopped all efforts to implement the federal health care reform law in the hopes that Republicans would take over in Washington.

Obama's victory coupled with Democrats' keeping control of the Senate assures that the Affordable Health Care Act will continue to go into effect. Walker's administration and Republican leaders in the state Legislature are now scrambling to figure out their next move.

Wisconsin faces a Nov. 16 deadline to inform the Obama administration whether the state will implement an online health care marketplace, or exchange, or let the federal government do it. Each state's exchange must be operational in 2014 under the health care law.

Walker told reporters Wednesday in Milwaukee that he will be meeting with state officials this week to discuss the next steps. He downplayed the urgency of the situation, saying no matter what the state does, the federal government won't review it for months. Walker has said he doesn't think it would be a problem for the state to get an extension.

"Even after notifying them, we have until next fall to make modifications as we see fit," Walker said. "We haven't made a decision yet."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57546527/obamas-win-forces-walkers-hand-on-health-care/

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Reply Obama's win forces Walker's hand on healthcare (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
Hoyt Nov 2012 #1
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #13
Javaman Nov 2012 #21
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #17
AllyCat Nov 2012 #2
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #3
DreWId Nov 2012 #6
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #4
SDjack Nov 2012 #5
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #7
pnwmom Nov 2012 #12
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #28
undeterred Nov 2012 #8
rablrouzer Nov 2012 #9
easychoice Nov 2012 #14
rablrouzer Nov 2012 #24
easychoice Nov 2012 #26
Kolesar Nov 2012 #25
sonibeth Nov 2012 #10
november3rd Nov 2012 #11
bench scientist Nov 2012 #15
hue Nov 2012 #16
unionthug777 Nov 2012 #18
outsideworld Nov 2012 #19
madrchsod Nov 2012 #20
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #22
demo dutch Nov 2012 #23
Scuba Nov 2012 #27
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #29
Nika Nov 2012 #30
Arkana Nov 2012 #31

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. I bet most of states that originally said "no" will scramble to get federal money.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:42 PM

13. TX said no. Does TX have a deadline to change its mind? It declined the Medicaid deal from the ACA.

Unbelievable.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:51 AM

21. cement head perry says no to a lot of stuff in public...

but then falls to pieces behind the scenes were reporters can't get information.

It will then be revealed many months down the road that cement head perry conceded but by that point, the conversation will be upended by something that won't matter but will be shiny enough to distract the public.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:51 AM

17. I hope so.

Here in Florida our loon Gov. Scott already said he's going tor eject the Medicaid expansion, but the legislature hasn't been as firm as he has. I'm hoping the hospitals put enough pressure on them now that the Pres. has been re-elected to accept the money. The level of uninsured people in this state is insane.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:39 PM

2. We need some good news in our state politics.

I was wondering when this would come up...that he MUST implement the law. We have a great Badgercare program that was better before Walker got a hold of it. Now we can make it great again for MORE people!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:46 PM

3. Scott who?

Oh yeah, that idiot.

How the fuck did he get into office again???

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. go anywhere an hour's drive from the major cities.

"No Tax fer Tracks!" and other bullshittery. Not to mention most of the state is rural with Fox being on the cheap channels.

That said, I never had anyone actually go door-to-door the past couple of elections.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:53 PM

4. Walker found out what happens when he goes up against Team Obama GOTV team.

He gets his butt kicked.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:22 PM

5. Nice to see a RW plan fall apart. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:01 PM

7. No state should be allowed to opt out...

it is unethical to do so.

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Response to and-justice-for-all (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:17 PM

12. They can't, really. By default, that state's plan would then be managed by the Fed. govt.

But all the people in the state would still have access to insurance plans.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:58 AM

28. Well good. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:22 PM

8. Arrogant moron.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:26 PM

9. Oklahoma is in the same TEAPOT

We will be better off here if our teabagger governor and her legislature let the Feds set up the exchanges.

FYI the 3 x 1 teabagger anti-Obama vote also dis-established the Department of Human Services via state question.

As well as declaring an end to "affirmative action."

I guess that's better than when we (recently) declared Oklahoma will not "honor" Sharia law.

I'm wondering what the "end" of DHS means . . . .

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Response to rablrouzer (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:06 AM

14. Hi!

I think the answer you want about D.H.S. is in the text below the video in this link.I hope this helps.

http://newsok.com/oklahomas-ballot-measures-drawing-support-in-early-returns/article/3726266

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Response to easychoice (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:55 PM

24. DHS

Thanks, but my question is forward-looking: what will our teabagger governor and legislature do.

I suspect it will be a "Scott Walker/Wisconsin" attack on the "civil service" employees of the agency.

They're working hard to kill the State government's revenues by simply shutting down the tax base. Without money to staff adequately, you can bet services will just get worse, and more kids will be exposed to abuse.




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Response to rablrouzer (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:16 PM

26. I see

But if they take Federal money they have to comply with Federal standards to get that money.Maybe that will keep them honest.The article said they were not amused with the way the commission was supervising the agency, I see it could go deeper than that.
I don't understand the mindset of politicians that feel a need to make life so unbearable that most of the citizens hate them.Historically they all seem to target the weakest and poorest amongst them.Disgusting.But then again I am in a totally blue state,we wouldn't put up with that crap for 5 seconds here.Good Luck!

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Response to rablrouzer (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:28 PM

25. Ohio, too, IIRC

Welcome to DU!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:56 PM

10. ks in similar situation

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:07 PM

11. Creep

Can't Walker figure out that he's supposed to be serving the people of his state--the state that went strongly for Obama in this election--and not trying to hold their health care hostage to his grandiose fantasies of power and manipulation?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:36 AM

15. GA is in the same boat too with our arrogant Gov. Deal

He hems and haws, but my guess his he'll go with the Feds. Which given his rank cronyism and general douchebaggery incompetence will actually likely help GA.

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-11-07/deal-suggests-ga-unlikely-run-health-exchange

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:30 AM

16. This may have been forgotten but Walker's John Doe probe is quietly progressing...

So then Rebecca Kleefisch may have to "mastermind" how to enforce the ACA!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:18 AM

18. scott walker

scott walker is a worm !!!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:41 AM

19. NEXT ELECTION

WE NEED TO get this fucker out !!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:49 AM

20. i think walker will be in for a big surprise

the feds are going to put wisconsin at the top of the list and put on the pressure. i`m sure the unions and the dump walker movement are gearing up right now.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:56 AM

22. Florida's Amendment to exempt it from ACA, (illegal)

voted on by the people, was DEFEATED by the PEOPLE. These Repuke Governors are living in some kind of alternate universe it seems.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:39 AM

23. FL Gov. Scott announced he's not going to implement the law in FL

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:37 AM

27. If there's a way to bring even more heartbreak to us Cheesheads, Walker will choose it.

I can see him informing the Feds that Wisconsin will go it alone, then doing absolutely nothing. That would be just like him.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:53 PM

29. My health policy professor says most governors will implement it

Despite their rhetoric, because it is too good of a deal not to.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

30. I love seeing this tool of the Koke Brothers squirm.

He still needs to be replaced witha good Democratic governor as soon as is possible.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:02 PM

31. Ahahahaha whoops!

So even if Scotty and his cronies decide they don't want to do it, the feds will come in and do it for them.

Fucking children, all of them.

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