Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wyden Pushes Oregon to Opt Out of Obamacare

Senator Ron Wyden wants Oregon to opt out of Obamacare and is pushing for it sooner rather than later. Wyden is also walking back his own call for the individual mandate which forces individuals to buy healhcare insurance or face a fine.
"In a letter to the state's Health Authority office, Wyden announced that he will introduce legislation to accelerate the start date for state waivers from 2017 to 2014, if not earlier for Oregon specifically.

"In addition, he strongly suggested that the state should use the provision to exempt Oregon from the individual mandate, which would penalize those individuals who refuse to purchase insurance coverage. The mandate was a feature of Wyden's own health care bill but has proved to be remarkably unpopular among voters."
Now that might be a policy both liberals and conservatives can get behind. Have all 50 states opt out of Obamacare.

H/T Michelle Malkin

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