Did Georgia's Governor Do the Right Thing in Rejecting Healthcare Exchanges?

Friday, Georgia became one of five states under Republican governors that rejected the provision in the president's healthcare reform calling on states to set up online health insurance exchanges.

On Friday, Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia became the fifth governor of a state to reject a provision in the president's healthcare reform law. According to Reuters, the other four states that had already rejected the provision that would require the states to set up healthcare exchanges are Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin. Ohio, Michigan and Florida, however, have indicated a willingness to share in some of the responsibility with Washington.

Deal was one of the many governors who held off on making a decision until after the election. Republican candidate Mitt Romney had pledged to repeal the president's healthcare plan if elected. Since that didn't happen, states are left dealing with the plan that is scheduled to be implemented in stages.

So what do you think? Did Georgia's governor do the right thing by rejecting the state healthcare exchanges? What do you think the outcome of this rejection will be?

Racer X November 25, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Tammy, well said GGY is an intellectual infant and an example of what is driving America onto the rocks.
Tammy Osier November 25, 2012 at 03:13 AM
r patton- there are lay offs everywhere right now. More people than ever are losing their jobs. How much more evidence do these people need that the economics of this bill just isn't going to work?
Good Grief Y'all November 25, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Living in S/Ds like St. Ives doesn't automatically indicate that those people are in the income bracket which would be most affected by going back to the Clinton tax rates or Obamacare. If they are, they are probably not posting on these forums. Maybe you can do a survey for us. I wasn't assuming anything. I was making an observation . . . hence the "If". I really still think there's a serious reading comprehension deficit on these Patch threads. That's a real cause for concern as opposed to what people are attempting to get off their chests. I didn't say the wealthy don't do charity work - in a nutshell, I said they probably don't spend their time posting (a lot of nonsense) on opinion boards - they're out doing good works and enjoying life. Thanks for the analysis of why you "assume" that, "Here's why people have a hard time having a conversation with you." I'm not in a popularity contest with you or anyone else. It matters not to me whether anyone responds to my posts. Neither of us knows who reads what or what they agree with on these threads. They may choose not to participate by writing, but that doesn't mean they aren't reading them. I'm surprised, based on your comments, that you have actually heard the President speak. I have heard and read a lot of his speeches and interviews, but have never heard him say that exact phrase. Do you mind terribly posting a reference for that? I would like to see the context. That's not a demand, but a request.
Good Grief Y'all November 25, 2012 at 01:48 PM
See there, Tammy, more insults and name calling from your side. :)
Good Grief Y'all November 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Tammy, I just realized you posted this comment twice. I know, it's hard to keep up with all these folks you want to answer to or about ;) See my reply after the first posting. No thanks to your "Food for thought", I'm allergic to convoluted thoughts.


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