Snyder: Glad More Time to Consider Health Exchange

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says he still hopes that Michigan will set up an insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and says he welcomes an extension of the deadline for submitting plans to do so.

In a letter to governors, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says this month's deadline remains for states to say if they plan to create health insurance exchanges or let the federal government do it for them.

But Sebelius says states opting to set up exchanges now have until Dec. 14 to submit detailed plans.

Snyder pushed for a state-based exchange but couldn't win approval from fellow Republicans who control the Legislature.

Snyder said he's glad to have more time to work on the issue.

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  • by Josh on Nov 21, 2012 at 05:55 AM
    Name, succession is what happens when a king dies and his eldest son becomes king. You must have meant secession, and if you can't spell it you probably shouldn't consider it as an option.
  • by Josh on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    Kelly, states that do not set up their own exchanges will have one put upon them by the Federal government. The gov. of AL is just putting on a political show while simultaneously giving away state control to the federal government. Snyder is doing the right thing.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Nov 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    Why would Snyder even consider going along with this Obamacare garbage? He should do precisely what Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is doing: “I am not going to set up a state-based exchange that will create a tax burden of up to $50 million on the people of Alabama. As governor, I cannot support adding such a tax burden onto our citizens,” Governor Bentley said. “The Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor does it actually improve health care. Congress and the President have said they want to work together to solve the fiscal crisis facing this country, and I suggest they start with this health care bill.”
  • by Name Location: Location on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:41 PM
    Succession anyone?
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