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NYTimes, Obama Praise Otter

On Friday the New York Times had a Headline, “Most Governors Refuse to Set Up Health Exchanges”. I thought to myself, Not my Governor. And then there it was in the article for the whole country to see, “Administration officials said they were delighted this week when a Republican governor, C. L. Otter of Idaho, announced plans to establish a state-run exchange. “ ... “However, Mr. Otter’s rationale provided little comfort to the administration. He said he did not want to surrender power to “federal bureaucrats.” He denounced “the mandates and overreaching federal authority of the Affordable Care Act.” He said the law “will do little or nothing to reduce costs while force-feeding us coverage and increasing the size and scope of government.” And he said his decision could be rescinded if the State Legislature disagreed with him. “ A few things come to mind. If Governor Otter feels the Idaho Legislature disagrees with him why put forward an Idaho state run exchange?/Idaho Conservative Blogger. More here.

Question: Do you think hardline conservatives in the Idaho Legislature will scuttle Otter's proposed insurance exchange?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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