COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 15, 2012) – On Thursday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius indicating the Palmetto State will not create a state insurance exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“After several months of public meetings and external research, the committee recommended that the state not pursue a state-based exchange because operational rules were not yet defined and the limited flexibility that was offered to states,” he wrote. “President Obama’s reelection has not changed this assessment, nor has it changed my original decision: our state should not and will not set up a state-based health care exchange.”
The letter comes one day before the deadline for states to announce whether or not they will create an exchange.
Senator Jim DeMint had this to say in response to the Governor’s letter:
“I’d like to applaud Governor Nikki Haley for standing up for South Carolina patients, doctors, and taxpayers by opposing the creation of an Obamacare exchange in our state. Her decision will help shield South Carolina from job destroying tax increases on state businesses, save taxpayers millions of dollars in set up costs, and allow our state to fight for health care solutions that don’t limit choices of families and doctors. Obamacare is already failing, forcing businesses across the country to cut back wages and hours while increasing health care costs and things will only get worse. We must continue to fight for full repeal of this government takeover and for commonsense solutions that expand health care freedom.”
Governor Haley, if you want to make your words really matter, consider the federal health care nullification act.
IN South Carolina: Activists on Facebook should join the new Nullify Obamacare South Carolina group HERE
Everywhere: For more information on health care nullification, click HERE.