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-- -- huge news with a federal judge ruling -- Obama's entire Health Care Reform law.
What -- -- 26 states -- -- the law do next South Carolina governor Nikki Haley joins us right now from Columbia, South Carolina.
Now her state wants Gil wants this whole thing repealed in fact governor.
When you met with President Obama you even asked him to repeal his law.
I think I can anticipate what he said.
I did I said that this was.
Expensive for all of the states south Tehran in particular absolutely could not afford it.
And asked him to repeal the law and he was very clear and said as long as he was president that was not gonna happen.
All right so you moved ahead and sort of the courts yesterday.
That judge 178 pages long gave examples.
Even for the non -- legal line like me.
That I can understand sexually you cannot -- people to buy insurance like you kick hotel home to buy General Motors cars.
There's just not the way we do things here.
So having said that what does -- leave your state.
Well Brian first of all this is.
Not just a simple talking point of states' rights I think people need to understand that constitutionally the federal government can't dictate to the states what to do any more than the states can dictate what to individuals what they can do that's what makes this country great.
What we're gonna do is we're gonna make knowledge the fact that they did make a great ruling yesterday and say that it was unconstitutional.
I am going to today contact all the other governors in the country.
And submit a letter to the president asking him to expedite the Supreme Court ruling.
In this is something that you've got every state in chaos we've got to make sure that we are.
Taking care of this quickly so that we can move forward with our states it will call on South Carolina five billion dollars over the next ten years.
-- an 800 million dollar budget hole just this year alone we can't sustain that we can't afford it.
And so if this is as important as the good as the president's evidence right he should want to see this Supreme Court.
Hearing heard yesterday.
But governor intentionally I believe this administration what does not want a fast track -- that option after Virginia.
After that ruling went the other way they didn't.
They wanna slow it down so seniors can start getting their checks so those people with preexisting conditions -- start getting coverage.
They feel as though I would imagine they gonna get some momentum behind it.
For people saying well this directly is -- me I don't wanna give it up.
Brian -- this is that important to the president if this is his number one agenda item.
He should want the Supreme Court to hear quickly so that we can move forward.
I think that we need to acknowledge the fact.
That this health care bill the reason it doesn't work is because it's a one size fits all it addresses health care services it doesn't address health.
In South Carolina the reason we have.
Health care issues is not because of the quality of health care it's because of our poverty numbers and our unemployment.
South Carolina's issues are not the same as Massachusetts issues he -- a health care plan that would cover one state and assume that it would work for all states.
We are an equal opportunity opponent to this health care bill our state can't afford it we absolutely want good health -- in South Carolina were gonna go forward.
With health care options but this is not it.
Well I got a lot Massachusetts can afford it and they're trying to fix -- bill.
And that's mini Obama care let alone South Carolina now in the big picture just for people listing on the -- I don't live in South Carolina.
Tell us what the problem you have with where what part of this bill can't you afford.
You know the five billion dollars over ten years what this does is this is gonna.
Had employers rather than offering more health care they're just gonna take the penalty and drop people on the health care rolls to -- gonna put more people.
In terms of getting government health care which is going to cost the taxpayers more.
It's a bad and -- and that doesn't work it actually moves us in the wrong direction we will see unemployment go up.
We will see employers drop more health care we will see the cost of health -- go up it's just not a win in any -- for.
For any of the people on the state or for anybody across this country when I challenge the people out there today is to contact their governor.
Let them know that we want them to sign on to this letter that we in South Carolina got in contact all the other governors went and asked the president to expedite the Supreme Court hearing.
We need to move on with our states I need to make sure that my cabinet members can move -- -- with a plan that we know will work.
Right now we're Sanjay chaos because we don't know whether we're gonna have to.
Follow this -- right not follow it I personally hope that we can get rid of the mandate it's the reason that South Carolina.
Senator Lindsey Graham has provided an opt out -- -- supporting him on that.
Senator Jim dement has provided a repeal -- supporting him on that our attorney general was one the first ones.
To sign on to opposing -- and it ends in the lawsuit we've supported that and then -- also trying to come up with options in our state.
In order to opt out which were my discussions with the president this is this can't happen to our state or any other state we've got to stop -- now.
Governor -- Nikki Haley thanks so much for joining us -- be very busy and good look close at 829.
Million dollar budget gap thanks so much.
Thank you so much it's great to be with you okay.
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