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John Gregg Meets With Daniels To Discuss Health Care

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says he is leaning toward a hybrid system that will combine state and federal funds.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says he will provide the governor with his suggestions within the next few days.

John Gregg met with Governor Daniels  Monday to discuss how the state should move forward with steps that must be taken to implement the federal health care law.

Gregg says after meeting with Daniels he thinks he knows what kind of healthcare plan he wants to adopt.

“The hybrid system, which allows for federal and state partnership, which allows for shared cost, significantly reducing the state‘s financial obligations and financial investment, and it is something that merits us looking at, and something that we think is at this point in time, the way to go,” he says.

Gregg says taking a “regional approach” to the health care exchanges, could end up saving money in emergency room visits, while maintaining some amount local control. Gregg also stopped short of fully backing the “hybrid plan” saying that he will have something in writing to Governor Daniels in the next few days.

Daniels is meeting with all three candidates for governor to discuss the healthcare policy that may take effect before Daniels‘ term expires. GOP candidate Mike Pence advised Daniels earlier this month to not set up a health care exchange.

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