LA Gov. Bobby Jindal refuses to implement Obamacare despite Supreme Court ruling

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    This is a strong bold move in defiance of the Supreme Court affirming President Obama's 'Affordable Care Act'. It is also a slap in the face to Obama but I fear if Jindal does this Obama will withhold all federal funding to the state of Louisiana.


    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refuses to implement Obamacare despite Supreme Court ruling | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

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    The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible Republican vice presidential contender who has refused to establish a federally mandated health care exchange in his state, said Friday that he will continue to ignore it.

    "We're not going to start implementing Obamacare," Jindal said during a conference call with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. "We're committed to working to elect Gov. Romney to repeal Obamacare."

    Under the Affordable Care Act, states must set up a health insurance exchange program by Jan. 1, 2014, and will receive grants from the federal government to implement it. Several Republican governors, including both Jindal and McDonnell, have put off setting up the exchanges in the hope that the law would be repealed or struck down by the court. Now that the law has been upheld, Jindal said he won't change course and is looking to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to lead the repeal effort if he takes office in 2013.
     
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    No different than Obama deciding not to enforce the laws he does not like.
     
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    He can at least wait until the election, then he will know if he will be forced to comply.
     
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    States don't have to set up an exchange, though they're certainly encouraged to design and build their own exchange to best meet the particular needs of their population and their market.

    But if a state government prefers not to run its own exchange, the law provides that the federal government will set up a federal exchange for them.
     
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    Certainly as american as naan.
     
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    Yes and he'll be one complaining about federal government meddling in the affairs of Louisiana.
     
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    Americans are evenly divided, 46 percent to 46 percent, on whether they support the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care reform on Thursday, according to a new Gallup poll. Nearly 80 percent of Democrats agree with the court, compared to 45 percent of independents and only 13 percent of Republicans. Americans evenly divided on court
     
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    So conservatives can attack Obama for not enforcing federal immigration law, but ignoring the ACA federal law is justified? Two wrongs don't make a right.
     
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    Not all conservatives and certainly not all Republicans.
     
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    High Court Ruling Will Provoke States to Nullify ObamaCare

    High Court Ruling Will Provoke States to Nullify ObamaCare
     
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