Gov. Brewer has decided against setting up an O-Care exchange for Arizona
posted at 7:21 pm on November 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen
With Gov. Jan Brewer making it official on Wednesday, Arizona joined the list of states electing not to take on the expensive administrative nightmare that these ObamaCare insurance exchanges are quickly turning out to be.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has decided against creating a state-run health insurance exchange to implement a key part of President Barack Obama’s federal health care law.
Brewer’s decision announced Wednesday means the federal government will set up an online marketplace for the state, offering subsidized private health coverage to the middle class. The governor reiterated her unwavering opposition to the health care overhaul, and said there were too many costs and questions associated with a state-run exchange.
“The federal government would maintain oversight and control over virtually every aspect of our exchange, limiting our ability to meet the unique needs of Arizonans and the Arizona insurance market,” she said in a statement.