Florida one of three to reject Obamacare insurance exchange

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Gov Rick Scott
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is one of three who have said “Thanks, but no thanks” to working with the federal government to set up insurance exchanges.

Florida has been all over the map on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Obamacare. The Sunshine State led the ultimately unsuccessful court battle to have Obamacare declared unconstitutional.

One week after President Obama’s re-election, Scott announced he was ready to negotiate.

Scott met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in early January to “get to yes” if at all possible on an exchange, according to Examner.com, which continued:

If the president’s health care law is implemented in Florida with regard to exchange or the expansion of the number of people covered by Medicaid, how will it impact each of our families, their health care cost, their access to quality care, and the access to quality and cost of health care?

Apparently, they never got to yes. Now Scott, together with fellow Republican Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bill Haslam of Tennessee, announced they will not work with the Department of Health and Human Services to set up insurance exchanges within their states.

The Hill’s Sam Baker reported that this means “that the federal government will run exchanges in New Jersey, Florida and Tennessee.”

In the case of New Jersey, “My Administration is committed to meeting our obligation to comply with the Affordable Care Act, but only in a manner that is the most effective and efficient for the residents of New Jersey, and the businesses that will carry the costs of this new program,” Christie said in a statement, according to The Hill.

Read more at The Hill.

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