Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:14 PM
Jimbo S (2,008 posts)
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.
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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:54 AM
razorman (1,379 posts)
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.
Response to Jimbo S (Reply #8)
Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:44 AM
Jackpine Radical (43,370 posts)
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.