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Regan: Duped By Health Exchange

In an op-ed article in today's Coeur d'Alene Press, Brent Regan criticizes the state health exchange: "Proponents of the state exchange claimed that if Idaho did not set up a state exchange then the Federal Government would come into Idaho to setup and run a state exchange. This is untrue. According to the official Obamacare fact website: "The official health insurance marketplace for State's not running their own exchange is www." There is no such thing as a federally run state exchange. There is only the federal exchange. So if the federal exchange is available in all states, why did the PPACA authors want state exchanges? Access and enforcement; the states have direct access to their citizens and they have police powers that the federal government does not. When our legislators embraced Obamacare by agreeing to create a state exchange they elevated PPACA from the law of Washington DC to the law of Idaho." More here.

Question: Will you vote against a legislator who supported the state health exchange?

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