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ObamaCare´s False
Starts A Blessing

Investor´s Business Daily, by Sally C. Pipes

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/20/2013 9:24:34 PM

It´s not often that you´d call government ineptitude a blessing. But that could be the case with ObamaCare. The feds missed their own deadline late last year for issuing all the rules for states on how their insurance exchanges are to operate. They haven´t yet finished the "data hub" states will need to determine eligibility for benefits. And the federal government is now scrambling to put together dozens of exchanges in the 25 states that unexpectedly refused to set them up on their own. Critics of the law should capitalize on the many hiccups befalling the law

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 2/20/2013 9:35:13 PM     (No. 9187884)

Gotta love it. Can this be the reason that the governors of several "red" states have decided to let the Feds handle the mandated exchanges? Are they purposefully gumming up the works so that this entire crapola plan will crash under its own weight? Fla. Gov. Scott, Ariz. Gov. Brewer and Ohio Gov. Kasich are just three of those who shocked us by "caving". Hold your critical fire, Conservatives. Is there something else going on here? Stay tuned.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/20/2013 9:58:53 PM     (No. 9187931)

False starts from false pResidents. Perhaps Conservative governors are using the system and their AG to bring the monster down. Anything to see its demise


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/20/2013 10:03:09 PM     (No. 9187938)

This deal reminds me of Communist Cuba. For more than 50 years we´ve been reading reports that it´s about to collapse, momentarily. And yet it keeps staggering on. I´m afraid that Obamacare will be the same, unfortunately.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mfm, 2/21/2013 12:16:45 AM     (No. 9188101)

Obamacare is the Left´s Waterloo,,

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