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Republicans Block Snyder's Online Health Care Plan


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Senate republicans have successfully blocked a vote on Governor Rick Snyder's plan to create an Internet marketplace for health care.

"I'm not convinced ObamaCare is here to stay and it opens us to ObamaCare. I'm not voting for it," said
Senator Jack Brandenburg.

Senate GOP Leader, Randy Richardville, is calling in the governor's public health director to try to eliminate some of the uncertainty.

"I think the uncertainty is probably causing as much of a problem as anything. The federal government is throwing something at us without a whole lot of definition of how it plays out," said Senator Randy Richardville.

This is yet another example where the governor is getting democratic support while he struggles to convince republicans this is a good thing.

"I look at this as the feds trying to control health care. It has not made health care better, nor made it cheaper, other than tax us to pay for it," said Senator Mike Green.

This breezed through the House last week, remains stalled in the Senate right now.

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