Three Republican Governors Refuse To Work With Feds To Set Up Insurance Exchanges

This means that in New Jersey, Florida, and Tennessee, they are giving up local control to let the federal government run it.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said they would not embrace a “partnership” model for their exchanges — the central component of President Obama’s healthcare law.

All three had previously rejected purely state-run exchanges. Friday is the deadline for states to decide whether they’re interested in a partnership — a model in which the state and the federal government would share responsibility for operating a new insurance marketplace.

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