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It's what you -- repeal the health care law that -- six specific changes to that law.
And if you don't we won't pay more than twenty Republican governors demanding that an eleven new letter to the secretary of health and human services Utah governor Gary Herbert.
One of those governor signing that letter governor good to have you back what is this letter involved.
Well I think the states are concerned that one we haven't had much input on this Affordable Care Act.
And now we have these mandates coming down to us what you're gonna cost us a lot of money.
And that we don't think is an efficient use of the taxpayers' dollars and so.
We're asking for some flexibility if you want us to in fact have these.
Health care exchanges.
There needs to be the ability of the states in fact have flexibility to administer as they see fit.
Within their own borders.
You know governor I think it was just -- news.
Pittsburgh who had said earlier today.
There's no reason to speed -- to the Supreme Court or for from her court the Supreme Court to jump the appellate process and take this on right now.
If that is indeed to think you have a court artwork that that that that the quarters inclined to wait this through appeals and see what happens what do you think about that.
Well that would be very disappointing to me as a governor I can tell you that with the court decisions and what's taking place out there to change and they.
States are very much uncertain as to what the future is.
And that that then certainly is causing us to have a lot of concerned about our own budgets and where we go from here.
The courts can in fact give some finality of this if they -- fast track it and they should.
The Supreme Court ought to make a decision on where this is unconstitutional or not.
And many of us believe that there -- parts of this bill that are unconstitutional.
That needs to be decided.
Short of that congress needs to act we need to have some kind of definitive decorations forest where we have in this process the one as a responsible of the State's going forward.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Which leaves in the state of limbo for a state standpoint app for how long -- of -- -- Is it is that well who knows that's -- -- needs to be fast track I didn't -- Scottish it's in limbo for years we've.
That would be very disappointing because the cost.
To us with Medicaid with the health care changes and again let me tell you Utah's one has been at the forefront.
We actually have a health exchange in Utah functioning today.
So we don't need to have the federal -- -- change in addition to.
But states ought to be able to have some ability to understand the future and the certainly in the cost.
And keeping us in limbo does not serve the public certainly doesn't serve the taxpayers.
And -- were trying to help are really being disadvantaged in the process.
So real quickly -- the president -- says we don't need refight.
Battles from the last two years the next two years what he's.
Well the fight was never over you know it's like they rang the bell -- -- -- it wasn't the fifteenth round yet.
I think we need to continue to have some discussion and debate on this.
The public is divided themselves probably equally soul.
On is this the right path would it take is the Affordable Care Act really the right mechanism to deliver health care to our our citizenry.
A lot of us in fact I think the majority of us think know current governor we'll watch -- -- could see again.
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