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Half of U.S. States Refuse Insurance Exchanges, Pose Threat to Obamacare

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 2:24 AM
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Half of U.S. States Refuse Insurance Exchanges, Pose Threat to Obamacare

 JANUARY 18, 2013 9:18 AM

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The Daily Caller has published a report that suggests that Obamacare is under serious threat, due to half of states refusing to establish healthcare exchanges. The article suggests a pressure point for the massive healthcare program that could send the legislation back to the Supreme Court.

The Obama administration waived a deadline for the states to establish health insurance exchanges, as mandated under the Obamacare program. John Davidson of the Texas Public Policy Foundation says this should not be taken as a sign of the government being ‘flexible,' but as a sign of desperation:

The announcement is in fact an attempt by the administration to shore up the health care law's inherent weaknesses and to cajole states into enacting a federal scheme. Contrary to what the feds now claim, the latest and most glaring weakness of Obamacare is that it was crafted to depend on states to establish health insurance exchanges. These exchanges are meant to be the vehicles for the distribution of tax credits and subsidies to buy qualified health insurance plans.

If a state refuses to set up an exchange, and so far 25 have refused, the federal government must step in and create one. However, the law does not authorize tax credits and subsidies to flow through federally created exchanges, only those created by states. An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule issued in May 2012 attempted to fix this problem - initially dismissed as a "drafting error" - by extending credits and subsidies to federal exchanges and so-called "partnership exchanges," which a number of states have indicated they will adopt.

If massive centralized programs like Obamacare are to be successfully fought, they must be opposed at the state level. If half the states in the United States are opposed to Washington's corrupt, power-grabbing policies, they must ally together to counter-balance those policies.

The United States was never set up to be a uniform nation with a central government. The scope of the federal government's authority was intentionally limited, because citizens and the states in the republic have diverse interests. It's time for Washington politicians to get out of our healthcare and out of most aspects of our lives.

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 2:24 AM
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143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:22 AM
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 "The United States was never set up to be a uniform nation with a central government. The scope of the federal government's authority was intentionally limited, because citizens and the states in the republic have diverse interests. It's time for Washington politicians to get out of our healthcare and out of most aspects of our lives"

Did anyone tell Barry about the federal gov'ts limited authority?? Must be why he's signing executive orders faster than a speeding bullet.

GOOD!! It's about time the states got together to fight Obumercare.

This will be great to see!!! popcorn

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:25 AM
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 Without sarcasm tho, it's about time the states get together and fight this horrible bill. There are most definitely positive aspects of the bill, that IMHO should have been addresses YEARS ago. (I refer to Hilary) The vast majority of it is either a pile of crap or fluff.

This bill was so hastily put together with provisions and laws that were never read or addressed.  Shotgun weddings are more planned than this bill was...

Are we moving forward yet?

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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Guess Obama's shining examples of how to run a government is starting to rub off..LOL   That attitude of "my way or the highway"..can eventually  bite you in the behind..

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Without sarcasm tho, it's about time the states get together and fight this horrible bill. There are most definitely positive aspects of the bill, that IMHO should have been addresses YEARS ago. (I refer to Hilary) The vast majority of it is either a pile of crap or fluff.

This bill was so hastily put together with provisions and laws that were never read or addressed.  Shotgun weddings are more planned than this bill was...

Are we moving forward yet?



gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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This just shows that more than half the people didn't want this so it should never have been passed to begin with.

It also shows that obama does NOT care about the people of this country and neither does Congress.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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 So you support federalism?

The whole "federal government overreach" would be solved if Citizens United was overruled and things like term limits and campaign finance reform were addressed...of course that would be proactive and genuinely adhering the founding principles. And that wouldn't be "fun" to watch, would it?

Obamacare is great in its concept, but the reality is is that as it is written, the biggest beneficiary to it is the insurance industry.

This is what happens when our representation is corrupted by big money. It's what happened with the defense industry with GWB and it's what's happening now with insurance under Obama.

Perhaps if we all looked a little closer at these issues, and gun control is HUGE, and who is lobbying for them and why, fired the legislators who are a part of the bs and vote in real representatives, we'd get somewhere.

Everything else is just Us Vs Them Political Theater.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Without sarcasm tho, it's about time the states get together and fight this horrible bill. There are most definitely positive aspects of the bill, that IMHO should have been addresses YEARS ago. (I refer to Hilary) The vast majority of it is either a pile of crap or fluff.

This bill was so hastily put together with provisions and laws that were never read or addressed.  Shotgun weddings are more planned than this bill was...

Are we moving forward yet?

 

Bonneata
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Giving the states waiver that allows them to ignore the law is bunch of bs. These insurence exchanges are needed and necessary nation wide. The federal government put this responsibility on the statues as it should be because one size doesnt fit all for starters. They need to enforce this. 

SweetChild63
by Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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All this means is that the federal gov't will do it for the state. Those states are just giving more power abd money to the federal gov't. But in the end it will be better because there won't be a bunch of right wing crazies trying to screw over the state's citizens.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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Considering that no one that works can afford obummercare and businesses can't afford it either, it's time to dump obummercare and be done with it.

jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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Right wing crazies?  "Trying to screw over the state's citizens?"  Bias much?

Quoting SweetChild63:

All this means is that the federal gov't will do it for the state. Those states are just giving more power abd money to the federal gov't. But in the end it will be better because there won't be a bunch of right wing crazies trying to screw over the state's citizens.


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