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U.S. Extends a Deadline
for States on Coverage

New York Times, by Robert Pear

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 11/10/2012 6:49:38 PM

WASHINGTON — With many states lagging far behind schedule, the Obama administration said Friday that it would extend the deadline for them to submit plans for health insurance exchanges, the online markets where millions of Americans are expected to obtain private coverage subsidized by the federal government. The original Nov. 16 deadline will be extended to Dec. 14 — and in some cases to Feb. 15, the administration said. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that 25 million people will obtain coverage through the new online shopping malls known as insurance exchanges.

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Most will have their premiums subsidized an average of more than $5k per person. On the fed´s nickel. That´s us. The taxpayers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/10/2012 6:57:13 PM     (No. 9005998)

Law of the land?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/10/2012 6:59:10 PM     (No. 9006004)

I want all those Obama waivers canceled. I want Congress included in the same Law as the rest of us. It is UNAmerican to not apply his mandates equally. Court challenge necessary.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/10/2012 7:01:41 PM     (No. 9006009)

Rick Perry has said and repeated that Texas will not implement it. Jindal in Louisiana won´t either. There are other states balking.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/10/2012 7:17:02 PM     (No. 9006033)

Why would a state want to run an exchange? Washington will eventually dictate every word and every comma and assign inspectors to audit every decision of the state exchange.

And Washington can change the rules whenever it wishes. Rules for one state will differ from rules in another.

So the incentive for creating a state exchange must be money. Mystery money that somehow ends up in the pockets of state officials.

Do nothing. ObamaCare is Washington´s plan, they can run it.

Life with only one master one master, Washington, will be simpler in every respect. Less complex for the medical profession, insurance companies, and patients.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/10/2012 8:15:06 PM     (No. 9006112)

Imperial dictate. Can anyone have a clue what 2016 will look like? Will The Won even consider giving up his position with his self-deluding belief that the people support him? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: homjett, 11/10/2012 8:35:33 PM     (No. 9006137)

The final say on this will be govt run healthcare, just what Pres Obama has always wanted in the first place. States that object should do what LA is doing, petition to withdraw from the Union. Now that is a story not getting much coverage.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/10/2012 10:03:14 PM     (No. 9006222)

This is far from over because the law as written is unworkable. Remember that while the Supreme Court upheld the mandate on individuals as a tax it also tossed parts of the law because the Federal government exceeded its bounds in ordering the states take certain actions.

Obamacare is already hurting those who assumed they would be helped or would be unaffected. It will get only get worse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: toinee, 11/10/2012 10:44:49 PM     (No. 9006277)

So far, our Gov. Heineman in Nebraska has resisted. I´m counting on our Republican governor firewalls. That´s about all we have left.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/11/2012 1:52:02 AM     (No. 9006416)

No waivers for anyone. If Obamacare doesn´t allow Catholics their conscience, then Muslims can´t be allowed to opt out (as I have read they will be).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/11/2012 5:15:05 AM     (No. 9006502)

Unions got the bulk of the waivers. Cancel those and let union members pay the fine for having gold-plated health insurance.

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