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Governor lost bet on health care law
Wichita Eagle [KS], by Chapman Rackaway

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Posted By:wildcat1, 11/25/2012 8:39:09 PM

If Gov. Sam Brownback were a poker player, his opening bid likely would be all-in on every hand. (Snip) So which strategy would the governor take when it came down to the final hand on Kansas’ role in the new health care environment? One option is that states can establish their own exchanges. However, Brownback already rejected more than $30 million in federal money to build the technological backbone for the exchange. Option two is for the state and the federal government to split the responsibilities. While states are on the hook for any money beyond the federal grant to the partnership,the state

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Many Kansans like what our Governor is doing. The print mediots in Kansas scream bloody murder every chance they get about this and the voter ID law.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: quark, 11/25/2012 8:58:34 PM     (No. 9033672)

What a nasty opinion article! Chap Rackaway will never understand, one of those who will never, ever understand so a lost cause.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/25/2012 9:06:51 PM     (No. 9033677)

" The third option is to fold the whole hand and let the federal government administer the entire program.

Brownback opted for the third strategy."
If true-this doesn´t sound good.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Passion, 11/25/2012 9:38:40 PM     (No. 9033702)

#2, you have fallen into Obama´s trap. That is the best option by far. The states will NEVER have control of it, so they should leave it alone. The Feds will never be able to set up all 50 exchanges.

This is what the best GOP govrnors are doing .

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/25/2012 10:04:54 PM     (No. 9033721)

Brownback did the right thing. The Feds made the law, let hem live with it. They can´t blame its ultimate failure on the states.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Shimp, 11/25/2012 10:13:14 PM     (No. 9033730)

I live in Kansas. Governor Brownback is fighting like mad against the Feds. Cudo´s to the Governor.......

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/25/2012 11:32:18 PM     (No. 9033768)

Agree with #3. It is a federal law so let the feds administer every part of it. 100%.

Will ObamaCare thus be stopped or somehow fail? No, IMO there is no chance of that.

Failure is never acknowledged in Washington, Every problem will be met by hiring more people, spending more, writing more regulations, and more bullying.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NotaBene, 11/25/2012 11:52:09 PM     (No. 9033776)

Thank you Governor Sam Brownback.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/26/2012 1:43:38 AM     (No. 9033829)

I too think #3 is correct. All along the way, starting now, states need to pin this whole mess on the FEDS and Obama - both in practice and rhetorically every day, constantly.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Alex, 11/26/2012 3:17:55 AM     (No. 9033845)

States have another incentive to refrain from setting up exchanges under the health-care law: It protects companies and individuals in the state from tax increases. The law introduces penalties of as much as $3,000 per employee for firms that don´t provide insurance -- but only if an employee is getting coverage with the help of a tax credit. No state exchanges means no tax credits and thus no employer penalties. The law also notoriously penalizes many people for not buying insurance. In some cases, being eligible for a tax credit and still not buying insurance subjects you to the penalty. So, again, no state exchange means no tax credit and thus fewer people hit by the penalty.

The administration´s response to the impending failure of its signature legislation -- a failure resulting entirely from its flawed design -- has been to ignore the inconvenient portion of the law. In May, the Internal Revenue Service decided it would issue tax credits to people who get insurance from exchanges established by the federal government. It has thus exposed firms and individuals to taxes and penalties without any legal authorization. Obviously, that situation sets the stage for lawsuits.

Bloomberg News

October 1, 2012

The Flaws That Will Bring Down Obama´s
Health-Care Plan

Ramesh Ponnuru

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-01/the-flaws-that-will-bring-down-obama-s-health-care-plan.html

Also read Michael Cannon´s article:

Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333040/obamacare-still-vulnerable-michael-f-cannon


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