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Why did they take the money?

If all of these states are against Obamacare, why is my state the only one that didn't take the money?

http://www.adn.com/2011/03/03/1734282/states-must-implement-health-overhaul.html

 
Lornamay

Asked by Lornamay at 7:43 PM on Mar. 4, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In some, because the Dem majority (at the time) state legislatures forced them to. In others, because they were essentially extorted into it - since other aid money would be withheld if they refused.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:15 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Not Panicking is correct.
    myame

    Answer by myame at 9:47 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • I agree with NP...

    At the time the states received the money, they may not have known of the possibility of being able to challenge Obamacare and it's only fair to mention that we continue to hear of new O'care details, that don't seem to be good...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 10:42 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Because states are cash strapped so it is in the best interest of their citizens to take the money- when backed in to a corner, the states responded-
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 7:53 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • good question....
    kylansmommy09

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 7:45 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Because they're hypocrites.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 7:47 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • What state do you live in???
    tripletmom28

    Answer by tripletmom28 at 9:40 PM on Mar. 4, 2011




  • Answer by NotPanicking


    That makes sense. Thank you for explaining. :)





    In some, because the Dem majority (at the time) state legislatures forced them to. In others, because they were essentially extorted into it - since other aid money would be withheld if they refused.
    Lornamay

    Comment by Lornamay (original poster) at 5:02 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Money-Money, money, money, money....Money- just like the song.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:16 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

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