Jindal: Louisiana Won't Create a Health Exchange

The feds can wrestle with their own mess


While other Republican governors are starting to back away from their opposition to implementing a key part of President Obama's health care law, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that he's not reconsidering.

"We are not implementing the exchange," Jindal said in a phone interview on Tuesday night.

And even though U.S. secretary of health and human services Kathleen Sebelius has extended by one month a Nov. 16 deadline for states to notify the federal government of their intentions regarding exchanges, Jindal said Louisiana will be sending in their rejection letter this Friday.