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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:14 PM

Walker hints that he won’t form state insurance exchange

The decision is pitting Walker between siding with corporate interests or Tea Party interests on the far right of the political spectrum.
Several groups, including the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce; the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, the Wisconsin Association of Health Plans, the Wisconsin Hospitals Association and the Wisconsin Medical Society, have been urging Walker to form a state-run exchange, rather than leaving it all up to the federal government.

http://www.biztimes.com/article/20121115/BREAKINGNEWS/121119880/-1/daily_enews/Walker-hints-that-he-won’t-form-state-insurance-exchange

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Response to Jimbo S (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:19 PM

1. Walker loves brinksmanship, this ain't over until Eric Cantor sues the state for compliance

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:54 AM

12. I don't think such a lawsuit would work. My understanding is that the Affordable Health Care Act

gives the states a choice: 1) Set up their own exchange 2) Partner with the feds on an exchange or 3) Allow the federal government to set up an exchange for the state.
It seems to me that any error here was in allowing this loophole for the individual states to opt out of doing anything. If the federal government isn't ready to do the work, it should not have been left as an option, and they should have been ready for it.

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Response to Jimbo S (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:42 PM

2. He'll do what his Koch puppetmasters tell him to do.

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Response to charmay (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. A number of those groups--WMC being a good example--

are big $$ supporters of the Republicans.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:24 PM

8. Yes!

That's why I included that specific paragraph. Politics makes for strange bedfellows.

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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:44 AM

9. This illustrates the split in the Republican Party between

the greedheads and the nutcases.

The greedheads, who remain sufficiently grounded in reality to know when their ox is about to be gored, understand the financial consequences to them of Walker not putting together a plan.

The nutcases, on the other hand…are nutcases. Sadly, the Wisconsin legislature has infestations of both greedheads and nutcases. It's nice to see them get into snarling matches with each other once in a while.

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Response to Jimbo S (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:59 PM

4. Doesn't Matter - Feds Will Implement the Exchange in These Situations Which Might Be Better IMO

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Response to Jimbo S (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:18 PM

5. Walker will propose something that will be easy to steal.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:34 PM

6. Under the guise of incompetent employees.

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Response to charmay (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:19 PM

7. His MO has gotten pretty obvious, hasn't it?

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Response to Jimbo S (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:51 AM

10. Exchange

If Walker sets up his own exchange it will be alright, if he doesn't the Obama administration will do a great job I am sure to.

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Response to Jimbo S (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:15 AM

11. so he will no longer be able to complain about the outcome????????

if he signs off

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