Put Florida in the NO Column. Rick Scott Rejects Exchange

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (Dec. 14, 2012) – The list continues to grow.

On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that his state will not create a state-run health insurance exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Scott, like many other republican governors rejecting exchanges, cited a lack of answers from the federal government to questions involving the costs, impacts and flexibility of the state-run exchanges.

“At this time we do not have sufficient information on the cost of implementing a state health care exchange to Florida taxpayers, Florida businesses or Florida health insurance purchasers,” said Jackie Schutz, the governor’s spokeswoman.

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Virginia Governor Rejects State Exchange

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 14, 2012) – The list continues to grow.

On Friday, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that his state will not create a state-run health insurance exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

McDonnell, like many other republican governors rejecting exchanges, cited a lack of answers from the federal government to questions involving the costs, impacts and flexibility of the state-run exchanges.

“For months, Virginia has asked the Obama administration to provide clear guidance and comprehensive answers to important questions that would determine major components and financial impacts to the Commonwealth should we decide to run our own exchange,” Governor McDonnell said. “Originally, I asked that we begin the planning process to potentially operate a state-based exchange for Virginia, primarily so we would be in control of this process. However, despite repeated requests for information, we have not had any clear direction or answers from Washington until recent days, and we cannot conclude, as we review those materials, that we would have the control and flexibility needed to efficiently and effectively run our own state exchange

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7 States, Action Steps to Nullify NDAA

via People Against the NDAA (PANDA)

If you live in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, or know someone who does, you need to call your State Representatives and Senators NOW.

We especially want to contact the Speaker and Minority Leader of each House and Senate. Contact information below. Let’s take back our freedom!

Instructions for Each State Below

In Michigan, there is a bill on the Senate Floor in the next few days that could stop the NDAA:

Call your Michigan Senators NOW: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/members/memberlist.htm

In Ohio, Representative Anthony DeVitis is reviewing our legislation, call to urge him to go forward and call all other Ohio Representatives and Senators:

Representative DeVitis:

(614) 466-1790

Representatives: http://www.house.state.oh.us/

Senators: http://www.ohiosenate.gov/senate2012/members/senate-directory

In Oklahoma, Senator Greg Treat is looking at our legislation, call to urge him to go forward and call all other Oklahoma Representatives and Senators:

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Federalism and the 10th: The State Reclamation Begins

The state governments are now beginning in earnest to do something about the encroaching federal government. Way back in 1994 when the “Republican Revolution” was taking place in Congress the Republican Governors Association (RGA) “adopted” a sort of “declaration of independence” for themselves.  From Congress we got the “Contract with America” and from the RGA…

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