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Obamacare´s Medicaid expansion
is an offer states can´t refuse

Washington Examiner, by Shikha Dalmia

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/16/2013 12:02:00 PM

Lingering hopes that state resistance would yet derail Obamacare were recently dealt a major and possibly fatal blow. Unable to withstand the law´s powerful and perverse incentives, six Republican governors dropped their opposition and agreed to cram more people into Medicaid. Unless the law collapses under the weight of its own internal contradictions, or the country collapses under it, it might well be a fait accompli. Medicaid, the joint state-federal program for the poor, has been devouring state budgets for decades. Indeed, a December survey by the National Council of State Legislatures

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This is extremely discouraging. All of this money received "given" to the states is based on the assumption that the bankrupt government can provide the funds. There have already been articles that those with pre-existing conditions cannot be provided coverage under 0bamacare because of lack of money. This is an unmitigated disaster.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 2/16/2013 12:15:56 PM     (No. 9180114)

It is designed to collapse, people. The result will be a stampede toward the gov´t to provide all care as a single payor.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/16/2013 12:16:55 PM     (No. 9180117)

It´s meant to collapse so the resulting "emergency" can be used to justify a single-payer scheme. The ACA was always meant to be a debacle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/16/2013 12:24:14 PM     (No. 9180129)

This really makes no sense. The Federal Government is the people. The money for Medicaid comes from other people, via taxes, using the term Federal Government, as a conduit. Most medical providers will not accept medicaid. I guess its back to the E>R>´s as before. The government has already run out of the bridge money to provide for people with pre-existing conditions, Who in their right mind thinks the whole system can work ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 2/16/2013 1:18:13 PM     (No. 9180249)

Principled pols of integrity do not sell-out for a mess of pottage. Courageous pols do not cave to destructive statist policies. Duty, honor & country come first, NOT political correctness de jeur nor personal political self-promotion.

In other words, the ethical, trustworthy elected representatives of America the Beautiful prove their merit by fullfilling their oaths of office to the U.S.A.. Such patriots can refuse bribes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/16/2013 2:09:13 PM     (No. 9180309)

FTA: The reason is this: Under Obamacare, uninsured residents up to 400 percent of the poverty level will get subsidies from insurance exchanges set up by the states, or by Uncle Sam when states refuse. Employers will have to pay a $2,000 penalty for every uninsured employee who receives subsidies from the exchanges.

I don´t think the statement is legally correct. Law as written say the exchanges must be set up by the state for the subsidies. If the states don´t set up exchanges there are no subsidies and no penalty for the employer. This will obviously go to court.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXspyder, 2/17/2013 3:38:10 AM     (No. 9180968)

Yes, I agree. We must wee-wee more money down the rabbit hole! /s

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