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Offline flowers

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Wis. governor offers a way around ObamaCare problems
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:38:09 AM »

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to give people in his state a way around ObamaCare’s problems.

He is floating a proposal that would still channel federal subsidies to Wisconsin’s poor and uninsured, but his plan would allow them to purchase coverage directly from the insurer and sidestep the on-line “exchange” created by the Affordable Care Act.

His idea is getting support, even in the bitterly divided Wisconsin state house. Six Democrats crossed party lines and backed his proposal in the assembly, sending it over to the Senate with a healthy majority.

Still, before it goes into effect, Walker’s idea would need the blessing of the Obama administration.

“If they don't approve this, this is ultimately exposing that this isn't really about access and this isn't about affordability,” says Walker. “It's about government playing a heavier hand in these kinds of decisions.”

Regardless of support, his idea stands in the face of President Obama’s claim that, when it comes to health care, Republicans complain but don’t offer solutions.

 “They sure haven't presented an alternative.  If you ask many of the opponents of this law what exactly they'd do differently, their answer seems to be, well, let's go back to the way things used to be,” the President said in a White House speech Dec. 3.

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Re: Wis. governor offers a way around ObamaCare problems
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 11:50:05 AM »
I like Walker.  Very smart and capable in the game of politics.

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