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Don’t Make an Exchange
National Review Online, by Editors

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Posted By:tocsin, 12/11/2012 7:30:06 AM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a milestone in many ways, marking previously uncharted territory in federal arrogance and overreach. As health-insurance policy goes, it promises to prove catastrophic, but its constitutional implications are more worrisome still in that it is among the most insidious attempts yet to reduce the states to mere administrative subdivisions of the federal government. Led by Oklahoma, many states have pushed back by declining to comply with the law’s demand that states create health-insurance exchanges. We encourage those states to hold their ground, and we hope that others will join them.Backers of Obamacare want

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Not sure what is happening in PA.
Missed the Gov. Tom Corbett(R) show on Philly radio yesterday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: saguni, 12/11/2012 6:00:35 PM     (No. 9060339)

I was happy when Gov. Fallin announced she would not have a state exchange.

Last Sunday, in the local paper, there were two letters, first one by a LIEberal, crying about how heartless our governor is and how important a state exchange is to the "poor." It took four long paragraphs for him to whine own and own.

Then, the letter praising Gov. Fallin got all his important points into one paragraph, succinctly telling why she made the right decision.

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