Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:54 PM
Omaha Steve (60,279 posts)
GOP-led states start warming up to health care law
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) - From the South to the heartland, the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law is cracking.
Ahead of a federal deadline Friday for states to declare their intentions, Associated Press reporters interviewed governors and state officials around the country.
AP found surprising openness to the overhaul in some cases, continued opposition in others - and a widespread, urgent desire for answers on key unresolved details.
FULL story at link.
Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121115/DA2IJ7782.html
This June 28, 2012 file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee, Fla. From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law. One of the most visible opponents of Obama's overhaul, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, now says "if I can get to yes, I want to get to yes." (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
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Response to mwb970 (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:20 PM
Bibliovore (140 posts)
11. Every time I see him I think of Judge Doom from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
(With apologies to Christopher Lloyd.)
Response to DCKit (Reply #6)
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:58 PM
kmlisle (276 posts)
12. He also may be worried about the impeachment petition
I just signed and put on my Facebook page. The Fla constitution allows for removal from office of criminals so this should be easy!
Response to Indykatie (Reply #8)
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:23 PM
ieoeja (9,424 posts)
9. They could let the feds do it. But then they would have no control over the exchanges.
Someone is going to have to run these State exchanges. I'm guessing a board of five people with hefty salaries and an out-of-this-world retirement package after a single term. The members will be appointed by the Governor of the State.
And I'm sure we can trust the Governors to appoint the best possible candidates rather than appointing political cronies or big money donors.
Orange. The color of the sky in my world is orange. Just in case you were planning to ask.
Response to ieoeja (Reply #9)
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:27 PM
Myrina (11,899 posts)
10. You said it!
And just think, there are going to be outgoing governors and senators and other politicians who need a job back in their home state, and what better way to get on the gravy train than to get appointed to head their state's exchange for a very, very hefty salary?