Pennsylvania today joined 19 other Republican-run states that decided not to create state-based health exchanges under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.

Gov. Corbett said the Obama administration did not until this week provide answers to questions about the "costs, impacts and flexibility" that he needed in order to inform his decision.

"Healthcare reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning. Pennsylvania taxpayers and businesses deserve more," Corbett said in a statement. "They deserve informed decision making and a strong plan that responsibly uses taxpayer dollars."