AZ Won't Create an Obamacare Exchange

Another one the feds will have to do on their own


PHOENIX—Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has decided against creating a state-run health insurance exchange required to implement a key part of President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

Brewer's decision announced Wednesday means the federal government will set up an exchange that will provide consumers with an online marketplace to buy subsidized health care coverage.

Brewer, who reiterated her opposition to the health care overhaul, said there are too many costs and questions associated with a state-run exchange.

"It's like the Feds are building a plane as it's running down the runway and the Governor is saying just let me off," said the Governor's spokesperson Matt Benson.