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Countdown to Repeal: Gov. Mitch Daniels Explains Obamacare's Impact on Indiana

Posted By Rob Bluey On January 14, 2011 @ 8:00 am In Obamacare,Scribe | Comments Disabled

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on repealing Obamacare next week [1], several governors have emerged as the law’s leading critics. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) is one of them.

“There’s obviously real sentiment in the country for repealing this bill — for the colossal mistake that it was,” Daniels said in an exclusive interview [2] with The Heritage Foundation.

Daniels sat down with Heritage last year to explain the challenges facing Indiana as a result of Obamacare. Chief among them: the likely demise of the Healthy Indiana Plan [3], a program that provides health insurance to 50,000 low-income residents of Indiana. That alone could cost the state up to $3.9 billion over the next decade.

More than 20 states, including Indiana, are challenging the law in court [4]. But while that plays out before a federal judge, Daniels and other state chief executives are grappling with the consequences of Obamacare. Those challenges are a big reason the House put repeal at the top of its agenda for the 112th Congress.


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URLs in this post:

[1] vote on repealing Obamacare next week: http://nationaljournal.com/congress/house-gop-getting-back-to-business-20110113

[2] exclusive interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YceU33r4BXk

[3] the likely demise of the Healthy Indiana Plan: http://www.foundry.org/2010/08/27/exclusive-video-gov-mitch-daniels-on-obamacares-devastating-consequences/

[4] challenging the law in court: http://www.nfib.com/legal-center/healthcare-lawsuit

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