Posted by: Jon Campbell
As expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly issued directive establishing a statewide health care exchange has drawn a considerable amount of reaction from advocacy groups and lawmakers.
Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County: “Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality. The promise of federal funding is not without strings and the program itself will ultimately, if enacted, cost New York taxpayers billions of additional dollars that we do not have. Furthermore, with the fundamental constitutionality of the overall looming program in immediate question and the presidency hanging in the balance there is zero need to build an initial framework for a large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground. We can and should make landmark reforms, including reigning in big insurance in New York, but moving forward now to enact Obamacare is simply not prudent.” (ARTICLE)