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Most Governors Refuse to
Set Up Health Exchanges

New York Times, by Robert Pear

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/15/2012 3:55:41 PM

Washington - The Obama administration said Friday that more than half the states had rejected its pleas to set up their own health insurance exchanges, dealing a setback to President Obama’s hopes that Republicans would join a White House campaign to provide health insurance to all Americans. Friday was the deadline for states to notify the federal government of their plans, and administration officials had been hoping that Mr. Obama’s re-election would overcome resistance to the new health care law. Federal officials said they knew of 17 states that intended to run their own exchanges,

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Seventeen (17) out of fifty-seven (57) states does not sound like enough people will make this "cost effective." Virginia governor is claiming that he just got notification on how to set this up, so he refused. [Sounds like how the bill was passed].

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 12/15/2012 4:30:55 PM     (No. 9067913)

"...administration officials had been hoping that Mr. Obama’s re-election would overcome resistance to the new health care law."

These libtards are completely delusional.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/15/2012 4:41:21 PM     (No. 9067928)

What the hell does Obama getting re elected make a bad law more acceptable.These people don´t get how offended people are that the government is forcing people to empty their wallets for a long on the shelf liberal dream of "national healthcare".

A person´s premium isn´t just for them or their family´s coverage but millions of slackers looking for a free ride. These people re elected Obama,not the whole country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: reilly, 12/15/2012 5:07:01 PM     (No. 9067966)


It´s just so confusing with the stupid federal bureaucrats dealing with the even dumber state buffoons. Welcome to America.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: WinMag, 12/15/2012 5:07:20 PM     (No. 9067968)

Why would a red state enact any portion of a Marxist inspired plan enacted by a destable Kenyan fraud. You may have won the election, jerk, but you have no say in most of the states.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/15/2012 5:12:00 PM     (No. 9067975)

Seeking government money to help subsidize the obama_care premiums is basically a misdirection and misuse of funds. It is not the governments money, it´s Taxpayer money. Redistribution of wealth is a hallmark of Socialism and Communism. You have too much money so the government is taking it.

When the government decides how much you should make is when we become just like the USSR where only the politburo decides how much you should pay your government for the right to exist. It is obvious that this scheme did not work in the old USSR but our politicians in DC are convinced that it will work fine here. After all we are the greatest nation on earth. What could go wrong?

Just look at Cuba to see how this ridiculous marxist philosophy turned out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/15/2012 5:34:26 PM     (No. 9068006)

There will be a lot of anger when people have to buy health care plans with everything but the kitchen sink included. In most states, that anger will be directed where it should be directed - at the Obama administration. In 17 states, it will be directed at state bureaucrats who have no power at all. Hopefully, most of the states are run by Dems.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grounded, 12/15/2012 6:44:21 PM     (No. 9068087)

Allegedly the ObamaCare statute, as written, allows the federal government to subsidize the purchase of health insurance only in those states wherein the state has created the exchange. If the feds create the exchange there is no subsidy. This is not by intent but the byproduct of shoddy legislative language. Unless some court says otherwise, if your state doesn´t create an exchange and you make less than the subsidy threeshold, about four times the poverty rate, you will foot the entire bill for your mandated health insurance premium. Say a single young person aged 27 and thus not eligible for his parents´ coverage, and without employer provided insurance, making 25K per year gets stuck with being required to fork out 20-40% of his annual income for health insurance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mamateach, 12/15/2012 7:12:08 PM     (No. 9068125)

Have to remind all of you that one of the very few governors to jump on the bandwagon to set up these exchanges is the Connecticut Governor exploiting the situation in our state.
DISGUSTING

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/15/2012 8:39:16 PM     (No. 9068233)

Well, they´re smart to distance themselves from a program that is dropping coverage for medicare patients, adding medicaid patients at such reduced reimbursements, the doctors serving Americans will be located in Puerto Rico.

Not a joke; Tampa hospitals & affiliated docs dropped UHC... which is an early adopter of ObieCare. The approved docs to replace my rheumotologist? A choice of 3 in Puerto Rico.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/15/2012 11:42:38 PM     (No. 9068428)

#8, Andrew Cuomo in New York, as well. It´s a move that will cost the state, which is broke, over $100 million.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/16/2012 4:37:55 AM     (No. 9068581)

$100M? Get real. You have to use Cuomo´s math. That $100M will probably be $750M.

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