Monday, April 15, 2013

News: GOP follows law in Washington budget

Headline: "Senate GOP is counting on Obamacare to balance budget" Seattle Times

News: Washington Senate GOP is following the path Washington has chosen to take and staying within the decisions of US Supreme Court.

The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare - no, rewrote Obamacare to make it constitutional - so the Washington Senate GOP is working with Obamacare. They don't like it; they opposed it. But they have to put a budget together and Obamacare is the law.

Washington has been putting into place insurance exchanges. Governor Inslee says he is going to continue that implementation. The GOP Senators don't agree with that approach, but it is what is happening. So they wrote their budget with it.

So why is this news? And why does the headline editorial writer make it sound like the GOP lured Obamacare into the state?

What if the GOP had decided to try to scuttle Washington insurance exchanges? Oh, the Seattle Times would have congratulated them for their consistency. NOT.

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