6th Governor Announces Opposition State Health Care Exchanges
Governors Rick Scott in Florida, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Sam Brownback in Kansas, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Bobby Jindal of Lousiana have all announced that they will oppose implementation of the Obamacare health care exchanges in their states.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined that list, becoming the 6th governor in the nation to do so:
“Texas wasn’t going to be a part of expanding socializing of our medicine,” said Governor Perry. “We’re not going to participate in any exchanges, we’re not going to expand Medicaid – we’re just not going to be a part of, again, socializing healthcare in the state of Texas.”
As I pointed out in a post earlier today, the health care exchanges were always a ruse to trick the states into shouldering a major part of the cost of Obamacare under the illusion of having some sort of state-level control over them. It’s a bad deal for the states, like the federal government selling the states a house they can’t afford.
This needs to be the standard for Republican governors. Those who don’t stand with these governors in opposing Obamacare maybe don’t need to be re-elected.Tags: health care exchanges, obamacare, rick perry