“We have no interest in spending our tax dollars on an exchange that is state-based in name only,”he said.
“I would support a free market-based approach that could serve as a useful tool for Georgia’s small businesses, but federal guidelines forbid that. Instead, restrictions on what the exchanges can and can’t offer render meaningless the suggestion that Georgia could tailor an exchange that best fits the unique needs of its population. I have joined numerous other governors seeking guidance from the federal government on establishing exchanges. We’ve yet to receive serious answers to our questions. I will not commit Georgia taxpayers to a project with so many unknowns.”
“Our approach is a little bit different,”he said,
“It’s not the products that you get; it’s what you do with the products and how you design them.”