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Ohio will not establish state-run health insurance exchange

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    Lt. Gov. Taylor: Ohio will not establish state-run health insurance exchange

    BY TYREL LINKHORN

    BLADE BUSINESS WRITER

    BOWLING GREEN — Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said Tuesday that the Kasich Administration will not set up a state-run health insurance exchange as directed under President Obama’s sweeping health care reform.

    “At this point, we are not going to set up a state-based exchange,” Ms. Taylor said while speaking before a luncheon meeting of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.

    READ MORE: http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/07/10/Lt-Gov-Taylor-Ohio-will-not-establish-state-run-health-insurance-exchange.html

    #504176

    joev
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    What a traitor to the people of Ohio.

    #504177

    geoyui
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    I’m not surprised at all.

    #504178

    Graybeak
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    I wonder if the new healthcare plan will cover bo-tox treatments?

    #504179
    rus
    rus
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    Graybeak said:
    I wonder if the new healthcare plan will cover bo-tox treatments?

    Here’s hoping it covers anti-depressants for the hyperbolic.

    ETA: too late.

    #504180

    joev
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    I sincerely hope she finds herself in need of care someday, without the luxury of insurance to pay for it.

    #504181

    Patch
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    Out of curiosity, what will be the difference if the Feds implement the exchange/plan vs. if the State does?

    Does it really matter?

    #504182

    NerosNeptune
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    Before we go assuming they’re removing healthcare for the needy and wishing illnesses on other human beings, do we know if this is them hurting Ohio, or just saying Ohio doesn’t have the capability to set up it’s own system right now and needs to use the federal system?

    #504183
    rus
    rus
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    From the article:

    Ms. Taylor, a Republican, said it would cost the state between $30 million and $40 million per year to operate an exchange, plus initial start-up costs. She said that’s too much, and there would be no benefit to Ohio residents for the state to set up the exchange.

    Instead, the state will defer to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to set up Ohio’s program, which must be in place by Jan. 1, 2014.

    #504184

    joev
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    It’s Mary Taylor saying that she doesn’t want to do her own damn job. She’s saying it will cost the state too much. (There is a sizable surplus.) It’s just political heel-dragging from a woman who is not capable of her position.

    Doing this also leaves federal money on the table that could get more middle income people on Medicare. Over 10 years, Ohio would only be responsible for 10% of that cost, with the Feds kicking in the other 90%. Were it Romney’s idea, she would have done this in a heartbeat.

    #504185
    rus
    rus
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    Patch said:
    Out of curiosity, what will be the difference if the Feds implement the exchange/plan vs. if the State does?

    Does it really matter?

    Doesn’t seem to.

    #504186

    NerosNeptune
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    joev said:
    It’s Mary Taylor saying that she doesn’t want to do her own damn job. She’s saying it will cost the state too much. (There is a sizable surplus.) It’s just political heel-dragging from a woman who is not capable of her position.

    Why should the state spend so much money to set up it’s own system when we can just use the federal system? Is that really worth wishing she comes down with an illness that insurance won’t pay for? That’s pretty disgusting.

    #504187

    Graybeak
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    1st, I wasn’t wishing ill on anyone. Just thought it looked like she had some work done. That ultra surprised, slightly swollen look.

    If I remember, she has been saying all along, since she took the job, that Ohio would not establish this exchange, for various reasons.

    #504188

    NerosNeptune
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    I agree she looks like someone is pulling her face back in that pic.. I was responding to joev’s sincere wish for her to be in need of care someday without a way to pay for it.

    #504189
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    We’re all gonna die!

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