Indiana, Michigan governors weigh in on healthcare decision

Governor Daniels says he wants to make sure he understands the Supreme Court ruling upholding the health care law before deciding how Indiana will respond, but did call it "a dangerously misguided law".

IN a statement issued Thursday after the decision was announced, Daniels said:

"The immediate implications for Indiana are a huge increase in health insurance rates, especially for young people, and the need to decide whether to try to construct a so-called "exchange" or let the federal government do so.”

Meantime, Governor Snyder said today that he doesn't agree with everything in the law, which he believes does not focus enough on promoting wellness and restraining health care costs.

He says the legislation "misses the point on the most important reforms needed in our health care system."

Still, Governor Snyder said he wants to work quickly to set up the MiHealth marketplace, a state-run exchange where uninsured Michigan residents can comparison shop online for private health insurance.

In a statement issued Thursday, Snyder said:

"Working with our legislative leaders to establish the MiHealth marketplace will allow Michiganders to make decisions regarding what will be covered as opposed to Washington, D.C. making those decisions for us…It will also allow us to draw down federal dollars to assist with the costs of complying with the law."


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