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GA. Gov. Nathan Deal Sends Letter to Feds Declining Participation in Obama Care Exchange

Thumbing his nose at President Obama and the spirit of bi-partisan cooperation, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday sent a letter to the Obama administration saying Georgia will not set up its own health-care exchange, due to “Obama Care’s one-size fits all approach and the high cost” it puts on states.

“I remain committed to common sense health-care solutions that empower consumers to take responsibility for their own health, motivate the private sector and drive efficiencies for consumers, employers and governments alike,” Deal said in the letter. “I continue to hope that we might finally engage in a serious conversation about restoring meaningful flexibility to states around health care programs.”

Deal said the federal government needs to loosen regulations that restrict states’ options.

“We have no interest in spending our tax dollars on an exchange that is state-based in name only,” Deal said, in a statement. “I would support a free market-based approach that could serve as a useful tool for Georgia’s small businesses, but federal guidelines forbid that. Instead, restrictions on what the exchanges can and can’t offer render meaningless the suggestion that Georgia could tailor an exchange that best fits the unique needs of its population.”


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4 thoughts on “GA. Gov. Nathan Deal Sends Letter to Feds Declining Participation in Obama Care Exchange

  1. Unique needs of Georgia's population? What the hell is that Governor.

  2. Joe Kelsall says:

    I am very happy with the UK's one size fits all National Health Service! I have seen the deplorable conditions for poor people in Georgia. Has Deal not yet seen the presidential election results? His days are numbered.

  3. Bless your heart! Joe we in America would prefer not to have Socialized medicine. How much money have you donated to the poor in Georgia. Or do you prefer it when politicians steal from others and give to the poor. You are able to donate as much as "YOU" would like. But quit forcing us to pay for your likes. I will help the poor through charity not through excessive taxation.

  4. Joe Kelsall says:

    Don't give me your bleeding heart American shit: your nation is the most selfish on Earth. The ONLY Western nation without Free health care.I reside in the UK and have NO objectionto being 'my brothers' keeper'. Isn't that what the Southern Christians keep harping on about in their pseudo religiosity? I have told my friend in NY that if his son gets sick put him on the plane to Manchester UK. We'll take care of him if your Government won't meet the penalty of its obligation.

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