Bobby Jindal’s got a funny way of showing how much he hates Obamacare and Washington bureaucracy: The Louisiana governor’s about to invite the feds to set up a health insurance exchange right in his backyard. So is Rick Perry in Texas. Ditto for John Kasich in Ohio. And Scott Walker in Wisconsin. These Republican governors, and more than a dozen others in red states around the country, have decided it’s better to have Obamacare forced on them than to legitimize it by setting up their own exchanges, even if that means empowering the federal government at the expense of the states.
Comments: I am not sure which way they should go. It´s like one of Chavez´s rigged elections where the opposition is not sure whether to participate or not.
This is a classic lose-lose situation. It doesn´t matter what happens, we the citizens lose and the states lose. This is like the famous words uttered by the driver of a car about to be in a wreck, ´Hold my beer and watch this!´
It´s an expensive, complex operation that the states shouldn´t undertake. There are over 600 pages of federal regulation dealing with just the exchanges. This is the grandest shovel ready project ever for IT guys.
Don´t believe a word from Politico. It´s the exact opposite, if the Red-state governors excepts Obamacare then it would go through quickly. Since they´re not accepting it, then I think it will be tough for Obamacare to go through. That´s just how I´m looking at it.
"Section 1311 of the ACA provides for premium subsidies to insurance companies in state exchanges only. No such funding mechanism exists for a federal exchange, leaving the feds unable to offer the billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded subsidies needed to purchase insurance company support"
Gov.Kasich sent a letter to the fed.gov. that Ohio will retain all regulatory authority for Ohio;s Insurance industry and that we will retain control of Ohios Medicaid eligiblity detemination process. His letter stated that Ohio will not operate a federally mandated exchange. Ohio will not turn over to the fed.gov.the right to determine Medicaid and CHIP elegibility for its citizens Ohio has no plans to run a state reinsurance program. Ohio residence also voted to NOT participate in obamanotsomuchcare...
Bobby Jindal was just on Fox Sunday Morning and said as much. He is not wasting state dollars to set up something that is too expensive.
I live in Kentucky...I wish our numb-nuts governor were as smart...he´s another Obama loving mule. Governor Bashear is busy, busy, busy setting up our state exchange while we our state pensions are bleeding us dry, and we have a billion $ deficit in a state where the constitution does not allow it. Go figure.
This idiot author writes like the Feds have any authority in law to set up a federal exchange for a state, or that SCOTUS did not take away the "or else" when a state refuses to jump to their command & control.
Do some reading, jerk, and report all of the facts.
A writer from American Thinker explained these exchanges. Too much unknown for states to be signing on to a state exchange, and it´s going to be very expensive for them. No funds for a federal exchange so hopefully it will all collapse. Our governor didn´t sign on to a state exchange either, bless his heart!
As usual, Poltico is playing to its ignorant base. The feds want the states to be ´greeters´ only. Anything the state would try to include has to be approved at the fed level. The populace will be able to see federal health care up close and personal. The feds will try, but there will be no way to blame these states for the mess that is being proposed. Although Politico will try.
I noticed right away that the AP, you know, the A-- Press, was using the same meme when reporting the first Republican Governors refusing to accept obamadon´tcare, that they were not willing to "help" their citizens who don´t have health insurance to find health insurance.
Yea, the media would love to blame Republican Governors for a unpopular heath care system that will only get more unpopular with the paying half of taxpayers with time.
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lil dotty, 11/18/2012 11:33:05 AM (No. 9022004)
" have the furor directed in the right location. " Actually, the right location would be toward "Mein Fuher" It collapses, but will it go down fast enough? These are Storm Troopers on the other side of the aisle. How much damage can they do? Enough to prevent our putting the pieces of Humpty Dumpty together again?
If Texas is not involved, Texas citizens don´t have to be involved. If the feds get ridiculous (and we all know they will), Texas can pass a law exempting all Texas citizens from having to follow the federal mandate. Then we can see how strong the 10th amendment is.
#8 has the correct answer, the Fed only allow the tax credit for STATE run HC exchanges. They would have to pass new provisions in Congress to allow for credit for Federal exchanges. That is not going to pass muster with Congress at this time. Also it is so clear why this was in the ACA to start with, even OBAMA is not going to overrule it with an Exec Order.
He of the clan of perpetually oppressed, should have figured out by now, we´re not playing their game.
The first rule of dog fighting: Fight the way you want to fight, not the way your opponent wants you to fight. It´s what they´ve been doing to us. Time to turn the tables. To do this, we need a new team in Washington.
How will the millions and millions of jobless Obama voters buy health insurance through bureaucratic exchanges? Or rather, with what? Is Bernanke going to speed up the presses and print out more increasingly worthless dollars to pay for it? And wait till they die while waiting for 72 hours for a doctor to be available to see them .
Gee, Massa Allen, we is just a bunch of redneck hicks here in flyover country. We´s just ain´t understands all dat complicated lie-beral logics you just done esplained here.
I´s guess we just too busy holden on to ours guns and Bibles to understand all them high falutin words you been sayin. /sarcasm
Anybody else think that that is EXACTLY how Johathan Allen saw us as he wrote this??? It´s it amazing that all the states with Republican governors who refuse to participate in this state´s right suicide are the ones with the most booming economies and the freest people? When NØbamacare implodes (which will surely be caused by those evil redneck Republicans in Mr. Allen´s eyes), those same Republican states will have the least effect and will, as always, ride out the disaster in the best shape.
It´s so ´´cute´´ when lie-berlas try to be ´´logical´´. They fail every time, because their brains are incapable of truly understanting logic, reason or facts. But let them keep trying, and let any average 4th grader find all the holes hin their ´´arugments´´...
Remember that crazy organization chart with all the intersecting lines that was Hillarycare? The chart for Obamacare is even worse plus the Supreme Court threw a big monkey wrench into the scheme as drawn when it ruled the feds can´t order the states to expand Medicaid.
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