Mag: Beebe Maneuvers On Health Exchange a ‘Political Ploy’

Health insurance exchange: Dr. Mike Beebe has the cure for what ails you
Health insurance exchange: Dr. Beebe has the cure for what ails you

The Heartlander, an online news outlet published by the free market Heartland Institute, looks in on the recent fracas in Arkansas surrounding the establishment of an Obamacare health insurance exchange in The Natural State.

While Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe said he’d not pursue additional federal funding for establishing the exchange in Arkansas, citing opposition from Republican lawmakers, the Heartlander’s Marc Kilmer notes that what may look like bipartisanship is just as likely “a political ploy.”

My favorite part of the article is when he quotes noted expert Me, astutely stating obvious things:

Since Beebe could have applied for this grant without legislative approval, he certainly did not need the approval of the minority party in the General Assembly. In Kinkade’s view, this reversal by Beebe is a tactic to tag the minority party as obstructionist.

“I don’t think the issue for the grant is settled yet,” Kinkade says. “I fully expect the Beebe administration to come back and try to get this grant later.”

Good point, Dave! I really liked the part where you said that thing. Read it all. We’ve exhaustively covered the debate over the state health insurance exchange and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon, buster. This is my quest, to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, etc. etc. etc. 

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6 thoughts on “Mag: Beebe Maneuvers On Health Exchange a ‘Political Ploy’

  • October 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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  • October 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm
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    Well, I can’t argue with that.
    D.

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  • October 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm
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    You’re welcome, Murline. If there’s anything else, just let us know.

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  • November 2, 2011 at 11:59 am
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    Anyway, from what I understand, if a state chooses not to go for the grant and set up its own exchange, the federal government will come in and set it up for them. It’s going to happen either way. Unless something changes before 2014, I guess. I’m not overwhelmingly opinionated on the exchanges, but wanted to make sure you knew in case someone calls you for a quote again. You might want to doublecheck with someone who is smarter than I am, but that is my understanding from what I have read.

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    • November 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm
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      jp,
      Well, there’s actually some dispute over that matter. At this point, it’s not clear that the federal government will have the resources to set up exchanges, or even that they will be able to do it under the PPACA. It’s further evidence of how this poorly designed, shoddily drafted and hastily passed law is liable to collapse under its own weight.
      D.

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