Look to the states
The new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, said he was sticking by his earlier decision not to create a state-based insurance exchange where the uninsured can buy subsidized coverage. The federal requirements are such, he said, that he thinks the state may as well opt for a federally run exchange.
'One of the reasons we have chosen not to operate the exchanges as a state is the reality is that they’re not really giving us the authority to make these decisions,' he said. 'So it’s state responsibility without state authority, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in my book.'"
God bless federalism:
"Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, who wrapped up his term as chairman of
the group, noted that 60 percent of the states, with about 180 million
people, now have Republican governors. He made it clear that they would
sometimes try to check the president’s powers, mentioning the 10th
Amendment, which reserves powers to the states."
A related editorial at The Wall Street Journal.