Skip to comments.Vanity: Turning North Carolina into a "no Obamacare" state (GOP controll gov & state houses)
Posted on 01/07/2013 10:51:42 AM PST by Kolath
We made history in November by helping put into office a new Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, and a Republican super-majority in the legislature. We have new Republican legislators from districts who havent elected a Republican in 100 years. Much of this success is thanks to you, the grassroots conservatives who put everything you had into restoring North Carolina.
It is now time to help our representatives implement conservative principles, and our first and most critical issue is Obamacare. There is still time for our new Republican Governor Pat McCrory to opt out of the setting up health care exchanges in North Carolina
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I will be the first to admit that I am not a “policy wonk” on Obamacare. While I have a decent working knowledge, I certainly am NOT an expert. But here is what baffles me ...
While I am all about not wanting Obamacare in one’s State, by “turning it down”, all that does is permit the Feds to set it up in your State and run it. So the result of doing this is to essentially hand the Feds the ability to set up a very real form of universal HealthCare and run the thing.
I get the knee-jerk reaction to doing this, but following the SCOTUS decision I am not sold on it’s ultimate wisdom. You actually invite the Feds to do MORE? I just don’t get why.
Not sure of the details, but it's the same here in Indiana. We have elected not to move forward and fund a state exchange, and we have chosen not to expand Medicaid.
Although it sounds worse, the general thinking is that there is NO federal system to implement. No one has any clue what the requirements are, and how such a system would work. It's "un-implementable" as it currently stands.
Our outgoing Governor Daniels, as well as incoming Governor Pence, have both chosen NOT to
invest waste state dollars in an unworkable system. (And I mean that both from an organizational and technical standpoint.)
My understanding it is a budgetary decision
ObamaCare Mandates increasing the Medicaid Income thresholds
and increases the mandated services in such a way as to, overall,
increase the States’ Medical Expenditure Costs significantly,
and to a degree not supplemented by Federal Grants,
making it a net money loser for states due to cost shifting.
Not exactly. State refusla does allow the feds to set up an exchange for you. But, the Obamacare act was passed so frenetically that they forgot to actually fund any federal exchanges. So, functionally, it may end up scuttling the whole thing.
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ACTION PLAN Begins January 9
1. CONTACT OUR GOVERNOR
Contact Governor McCrory by letter or postcard, timed to arrive in Raleigh on January 9 or after*, and ask him to reverse the course which Bev Perdue set for us. Obamacare is the largest expansion of government in recent history and he has the power to stop it for us, our children and grandchildren. A simple, hand-written, polite note is well-received.
2. CONTACT OUR OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS
Contact Lt. Governor Forest, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger, along with your state representative and state senator, by letter timed to arrive on January 9 or after. Please thank them for standing against Obamacare. Please ask them to work with Governor McCrory to not allow a Health Care Exchange in NC. Contact information is below.
3. COME TO THE RALLY
Join us at the rally on January 9. If you will be there, you can bring your letters for your representatives at that time and hand-deliver them. Petitions from your groups would be great, as well. Details on the rally are here.
4. FOLLOW UP CALLS & EMAILS
Follow up your letters with phone calls and emails to these same representatives on Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11, again asking them politely to stop the implementation of Obamacare in our state. Use the graphic in your emails.
5. USE SOCIAL MEDIA
Help us share our action plan all over social media. Use the public facebook pages and twitter accounts to reach out to our elected officials. The more attention we can bring, the better. Using the graphic on social media will help us have a consistent message.
Freedomworks prepared this statement specifically for us to explain why we need not set up the exchange:
States shouldnt set up an exchange because doing so would raise health care costs, increase state dependence upon the federal government, and remove the best chance we have to dismantle ObamaCare. Exchanges are the bureaucratic mechanism for enacting ObamaCare in the states an online marketplace people will have to use to buy their government-regulated health insurance. The law tasked states with setting up their own exchanges, but Washington would have ultimate control over the exchanges, while states bear the costs.
The government couldnt make the exchanges mandatory, but they assumed that the subsidy and grant money that they were offering would cause most states to jump to establish an exchange. So they left us an opening in states which refuse to set up an exchange, the federal government does not have authority under the law to distribute the premium subsidies that are essential for ObamaCare to operate. Thus, if a number of states fail to create a state-based exchange, ObamaCare fails to work, lawmakers will be forced to reopen it, and we will have an opportunity to dismantle it and replace it with real, patient-centered reforms.
Information on where U.S. states currently stand on implementation note that 26 have opted out!
NC is currently a “hybrid” exchange state soon to hopefully go totally “NO” (state #27).