A health freedom group praises Wisconsin's governor for refusing
to implement a government-run healthcare exchange in the state.
Wisconsin Governor Scott
Walker (R) has announced that he will not implement a health
insurance exchange in his state, citing design restrictions and the
undisclosed costs. Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council
for Health Freedom (CCHF), tells OneNewsNow that Walker joins a
handful of governors across the nation who have chosen to opt
"We are particularly thankful that in his letter he talked about
the fact that even though there are three options offered by the
federal government, it is the federal government that governs the
entire thing and controls, by federal policy, every exchange,"
"So he, for the sake of the people of Wisconsin, has opted for
freedom, has opted for lower costs, and has said 'no' to the
Walker's letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services points out that the state of Wisconsin is already able to
provide healthcare for 90 percent of its citizens without a
"We hope more of the 30 Republican governors and as many
Democrat governors as possible will do the same thing," the CCHF
According to Walker, the exchange would only worsen coverage for
the citizens of The Badger State.