STATEMENT FROM THE MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy welcomes today’s
announcement from Commissioner Chaney. By not moving forward with an
Obamacare exchange, Mississippi is protecting itself from job-killing
fines on employers and budget-busting liabilities for an expensive
federal mandate.

This exchange was never about federal control versus state control, it
was about who should pay to implement the president’s health
care law. If the federal government wants to run an exchange that fines
employers for not offering the right coverage, then the federal
government is welcome to pay for an Obamacare exchange. Mississippi will
not do the federal government’s dirty work for them.

There are better ways to help uninsured Mississippians, and we look
forward to working with state officials on free market solutions that
work for Mississippi.

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