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CJ: Gov.-Elect McCrory Mum On Obamacare Exchanges

Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports here on the scenario facing Gov.-Elect McCrory with regard to Obamacare, with comment from transition team communications director Chris Walker.

If states don’t create their own health care exchanges, the federal government would offer its own.

Outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue committed North Carolina to a federal-state health care exchange partnership in the waning weeks of her tenure.

McCrory is not sold on that model and could choose another option after he is sworn in. In addition, State Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, has said the General Assembly must have a voice in how the state approaches the exchanges.

“What [McCrory] won’t do is have a federally run state program” that leaves decisions to the feds and pushes costs to the state, Walker said. 

“There’s a lot of unanswered questions,” Walker said. “The federal government isn’t even prepared for implementation at this point.”

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