Skip to comments.States don't want to set up an exchange? No problem, feds got a fee for that.
Posted on 12/03/2012 8:56:47 AM PST by prplhze2000
So much for stopping Obamacare by refusing to set up state exchanges. Obama administration will charge a 3.5% user fee on premiums in states where Feds have to create the exchange. The theory rested on the premise there was no funding mechanism in Obamacare for the federal exchanges. Read more.
Set up exchanges that don't work.
So much for only congress having the power to levy taxes.... Just call it a “user fee” and you’re good to go!
A poorly written article. One cannot determine who “we” or what “proposed rule” is specifically being discussed here.
In which every State hit with this premium should immediately Assess a 50% Payroll fee on ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Living or Working in the State to pay for Unfunded Mandates and Liabilities.
Yet states that have set up a health care exchange are already predicting huge increases in the estimated costs within the first couple of years.
The heck with exchanges, states should start forming and training their own infantry regiments. A better return on investment.
All well and good, but a few little PROBLEMS remain for Big Brother: HHS has been given NO MONEY by congress to set up an exchange in any state which has refused to set up its own. So charging a fee is dandy, but where will the money LEGALLY come from to set up the fee charging exchange in the first place?
Secondly, states may sue the feds for trying to set up exchanges at all! The issue of the legality of running an ObamaCare exchange in an unwilling state is far from settled.
Did he even try to claim a legal justification for the fee, or he just pissed off about states passing this back to the federales so he can impose any fee he feels like?
Better than that, set them up and simply don’t allot any money to fund it.
Doesn’t the House have to pass tax laws? Obama should be challenged on this illegal tax.
I’m just going to cancel my insurance.
The premiums are running out of control anyway.
3.5% of 0$ comes out to . . .?
Oh yea, 0!
Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it Zero!
I’m out. All out.
Shutting down to bare bones until liberty is anew or I’m absent from this life and present with The Lord.
Even better, set up a state exchange and charge a 3.5 user fee on the premiums to fund it.
The Feds are establishing and setting the administrative price for use of Obamacare.
“Doesnt the House have to pass tax laws? Obama should be challenged on this illegal tax.”
Obamacare was ruled a tax and it came from the Senate, a clear violation of the Constitution. I’m waiting for that case (and it’s out there), to reach the Supreme Court.
Take it to court... do what the rats do... stop it by tying it up for years.
Any exchange set up, won’t work.
Make the payroll fee 75 percent because it's about “fairness” and “the children”.