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Two years ago on this -- President Obama signed his health care plan and to law.
This week you -- governor Gary Herbert signed -- law that allows his day to opt out a federal health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
And replace them with block grants to this day.
Governor -- joins me now from Salt Lake City governor -- need -- beer why do this now you have the Supreme Court is getting ready to hear these arguments.
About the health care law it it you know its future is certainly in question why would you take this step.
Well I think it's been an ongoing process for us in Utah we've been involved in health care reform now for six years.
And we've passed legislation along the way to help -- is a state address the Health Care Reform issue.
And so this is just another step along the journey regardless of what happens with the Supreme Court.
We -- -- believe it's bad policy.
And states ought to be driving this issue not the federal government why continue -- -- the stay rather do a better job.
Managing save Medicare and Medicaid and the federal government can't.
Well we manage everything better work -- to the people we have I think they have better reaction time or lot more nimble.
And fact we think block grants -- worked in the Pakistan and given the states the flexibility.
To be as we lip service to laboratories of democracy -- innovation let us do it in fact I've made the proposal and other governments -- support to us.
-- a -- block grant the money to us we'll be able to do more with -- You give -- that flexibility to find better processes -- better techniques the federal government is so one will leave it does less with more.
And so what the State's as we've seen in the ninety's for example -- governor Tommy Thompson was welfare reform.
We gave more flexibility that to the states we have better service is now on cost the taxpayers less money.
By -- the states have more flexibility eliminating the red tape but for this health care compact -- -- call to move ahead congress.
Does need to approve that.
Do you think that would happen.
Well -- common sense prevails it will happen.
Because again the states have the ability to be a lot more responsive to their different cultures the different demographics Allstate you're not the same.
And the one size fits all approach comes out of Washington DC just doesn't work it certainly is not as effective and efficient.
And the delivery of services so -- the states is all fifty different laboratories of innovation find better ways to address their people.
And we do that will find that we can do more with less and save the taxpayers dollars and provide better serve restore our -- constituencies governor.
Her one last thing you have endorsed Mitt Romney.
For the presidency.
I want to get your reaction to what Rick Santorum said.
On the campaign trail and Louisiana essentially saying if you're gonna choose Mitt Romney you might as well -- President Obama.
Well I think that's just an over the top comment mean clearly there's differences I think everybody understands that.
Mitt Romney is the only one in the race that has executive experience.
We're looking for a chief executive.
And he's had executive experience -- a private sector in the public sector.
He's been successful in both accounts.
He governed a very liberal state in Massachusetts was able bring people together.
We need somebody has been in the real world -- -- understand that the economics.
Growing economy is the number one issue for America's -- -- day -- actually been out there doing it in the real world creating jobs I think would be a great addition.
The executive branch and Mitt Romney brings that better than anybody else running for governor thank you for being here -- covered a lot of territory welcome back -- town.
Governor -- thank JD.
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