Gov Christie vetos Obamacare Exchange in NJ

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    Dagnabit, I put this post in Politics forgetting there is a healthcare debate thread on this website. My apologies and here is the letter I recieved today on this issue

    all I have to say right now is "whew" glad Christie did something "right"



    Fellow Patriot,

    All of your calls, emails, tweets, and Facebook messages to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a difference!

    Gov. Christie just announced that he has vetoed the bill that would have created an ObamaCare health insurance exchange in the state. And for that he deserves our thanks.

    Please call, email, tweet, and Facebook Gov. Christie to thank him for taking this action to protect the residents of New Jersey from this provision of ObamaCare that would replace the state's insurance market with crony collusion between bureaucrats and insurance companies, and add a load of new taxes on to Garden State taxpayers, as well.

    We should thank Gov. Christie for this veto, but we should also be mindful that he has indicated that if the Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare, he would move forward on implementing a ObamaCare exchange.

    Remind Gov. Christie that he is under no obligation to create an exchange and implement that part of ObamaCare. According to CATO's Director of Health Policy Studies Michael Cannon:

    Obamacare does not and cannot mandate that states create exchanges. Moreover, state-run exchanges do not preserve local control. They will do Washington's bidding, or else they will be commandeered or swept aside.

    Remind him that not creating an exchange doesn't put his state out of compliance with the law.
     
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    The tide continues.

    We have to keep pounding this down.

    In five years, hopefully people won't hardly remember what Obamacare meant.

    And single payer will only apply to generosity of one when four friends go out to dinner.
     
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    The exchange concept is the opposite of single payer.
     
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    Amazing that the GOP who applauds capitalism is bent against an health exchange that fosters competition..
     
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    uh yea, whatever....
     
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    If the Supreme Court does what they have indicated they will do which is strike down obamacare, there will be no such thing as exchanges so Christie was absolutely correct in not requiring the expenditure of funds to create something that may not be in existence in a month.
     
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    Yea its weird that the GOP opposes compeition/
     
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    too stupid !!! of course if competition was the liberal goal government exchanges would have been the last option.

    Do you want an government soviet exchange in all industries to cause competition???
     
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    Nah, they don't oppose exchanges per se. Indeed, the party's intellectual leaders--such as they are--built their own comprehensive health reform proposals around exchanges in 2009. Unfortunately, the next month the Democratic proposals came out and they too had embraced the exchange concept. Which means that, for now, Republicans must reflexively oppose them.

     
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    Why would anyone oppose a health insurance exchange?

    It brings down costs for the insured and opens competition
     

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