Last Thursday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback refused to have his state to implement a health care exchange as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. His office released the following statement:
Kansans feel Obamacare is an overreach by Washington and have rejected the state’s participation in this federal program. My administration will not partner with the federal government to create a state-federal partnership insurance exchange because we will not benefit from it and implementing it could costs Kansas taxpayers millions of dollars.
States have until Nov. 16 to inform the Federal Government of their intent of creating an exchange or leaving the creations and maintaining the exchanges by the federal government. Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia have stated they will create exchanges.Details