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This is -- Fox News alert Alaska's governor says no no to the new health care law he's not even -- his state to do it no trip to Washington no courtrooms just saying no.
Governor -- are now simply refusing to implement the federal health care -- in Alaska.
As you may remember Alaska's one of the 26 states in the Florida lawsuit where a federal judge deemed that law unconstitutional.
Alaskan governor -- are now joined xenophobic good evening -- Good evening -- -- it could be reject.
Nice to humanize -- if so why have you decided to it just not -- simply the decision in the federal luck cased -- -- -- not you're not going to.
Well if it is Alaska join 25 other states.
And asked that the individual mandate be declared unconstitutional.
We've got a preliminary injunction.
I barring implementation -- federal health care law.
The judge gave us along with the other states but we asked for.
In my view -- is bound by the decision.
Minutes that's the longstanding.
Notion of judicial review that that's the federal courts were all they have said this is unconstitutional.
I've we're likely to go forward and implement -- it's at this point unless there's there's a stay or or the Supreme Court overturns this.
We -- -- make an -- she -- because earlier today the federal government in Florida filed a motion to clarify as to whether or not the law.
Does have been does bind anybody -- service in the government did not file a motion to stay.
Because they did not want to admit that the that the decision was in any -- binding.
Of course -- stay the course of federal government has not asked this a -- court to rule this quickly so that you governor are not a binder anybody else it either direction whether it's constitutional or not.
Governor had to sit and and impact Alaska.
If you were to go forward -- this.
Well it's at this point I have been making a case by case decisions on east deadline as they've approached now this this particular deadline that -- on February 18 was whether we should take.
Federal money to implement this health insurance exchanges.
And we are evaluating.
The health insurance exchange.
Aspect with state money we're not gonna get further -- federal myself.
Frankly would have just.
We would have just been digging -- deeper hole had -- taken federal money and continue to take federal money on these decisions and that's something that's.
That we don't I'm not gonna deal at this point given the end and be unconstitutional.
That the decision that the implementation will be -- unconstitutional.
Do you know other governors at 26 states have now invite and the loss of women -- and I've lost count Florida.
How do you have other governors are likewise gonna take the position you are that it's unconstitutional and that's the but that's the situations in -- everybody and that day you move forward.
A -- that the law does not exist.
Forget this -- what I am speaking only for Alaska of course and the other governors have the same decision to make that I have made and that is bit.
We have we have taken some federal money as deadlines have ever created.
-- -- the law was still in dispute.
-- now that the law is no longer.
-- can no longer be followed that this this judge effectively says that is declaratory judgment as the functional equivalent.
Of an injunction so.
I don't think there's a question at least not in my mind but that's that's a question for other governors at this point.
I think what he also said I would give of that page reference I read so many times page semifinalist decision he said.
-- only as is a financial company said he presumed that the federal government.
Would follow the law and that to the fact that's declared unconstitutional that he did not at least -- way I -- -- he did not expect that the federal government and -- would seek to enforce it.
Against you or any other state.
Know which which can name means that a -- here is this -- you know if the federal government chooses to appeal -- ruling I think all these deadlines are told I think there.
That they will be held in -- -- and my view is I'd like to see the other governor's join me in and we'll sort out.
The money that we have to take and we'll sort out what that means in the future want what's best of all unraveled by the for the -- -- That's why it's imperative that the we -- a quick Libyan Supreme Court is imperative that the federal government that the Obama administration not stand in the way of a quick decision by the Supreme -- -- we know one way or the other.
Governor thank you for joining us thank you -- -- -- here's what.
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