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Obama administration and states move forward to implement health care law
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ^ | June 29, 2012 | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Posted on 06/30/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by mdittmar

Obama administration and states move forward to implement health care law

Administration makes resources available to help states implement Affordable Insurance Exchanges

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today a new funding opportunity to help states continue their work to implement the health care law -- the Affordable Care Act.  When the law is fully implemented in 2014, the affordable insurance exchanges will provide people and small businesses with one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase affordable, high-quality health insurance.  Today’s announcement makes more funding available to build all models of affordable insurance exchanges available to states. HHS also issued further guidance today to help states understand the full scope of activities that can be funded under the available grant funding as they work to build exchanges.

“The federal government and our state partners are moving forward to implement the health care law,” Secretary Sebelius said.  “This new funding opportunity will give states the resources they need to establish affordable insurance exchanges and ensure Americans are no longer on their own when shopping for insurance.”

The funding opportunity announced today will provide states with 10 additional opportunities to apply for funding to establish a state-based exchange, state partnership exchange, or to prepare state systems for a federally facilitated exchange.  To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia have received approximately $850 million in Exchange Establishment Level One and Level Two cooperative agreements to fund their progress toward building exchanges.  

Under the new announcement, states can apply for exchange establishment cooperative agreements through the end of 2014. These funds are available for states to use beyond 2014 as they continue to work on their exchanges. This ensures that states have the support and time necessary to build the best exchange for their residents.

The guidance HHS issued today provides information on the exchange-building activities that states can fund with establishment cooperative agreements.  The guidance can be found at:  http://cciio.cms.gov/resources/factsheets/hie-est-grant-faq-06292012.html.

HHS will conduct regional implementation forums in coming months to assist states and stakeholders on the work to be done in building exchanges, and to address their questions.  HHS will also engage with tribes, tribal governments, and tribal organizations on how exchanges can serve their populations.

For more information on exchanges, including fact sheets, visit http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/05/exchanges05232011a.html


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; hhs; obamacare; obamacaredecision; sebelius; zerocare
U.S. Debt to the Penny,$15,780,999,920,520.17

Just under 16 Trillion Dollars,yet they still keep spending,must be Obama money.

1 posted on 06/30/2012 12:15:03 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

No worry about that debt. The “administration” can just enlist some of its “resources” to pay it off.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: mdittmar
When the law is fully implemented in 2014, the affordable insurance exchanges will provide people and small businesses with one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase affordable, high-quality health insurance.

ROTFL! Okay. I've got a bridge for sale if anyone is interested.

3 posted on 06/30/2012 12:18:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My question is if it will be affordable in 2014 why is it not affordable today.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 12:20:49 PM PDT by funfan
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To: mdittmar

We are going to hear this term- “Affordable” now at every opportunity in conjunction with this travesty...


5 posted on 06/30/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by mikrofon (Spoonfuls of the Big Lie to help the "medicine" go down.)
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To: mikrofon

And our side needs to hit back every time with “biggest tax increase in the history of this country” — every time.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 12:27:29 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: mdittmar

Must be the blue states that were already itching to start this mess. The Republican Governors Association is encouraging those states to wait until post-election to do anything. I think most are doing so.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 12:29:11 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: funfan

When commie lib ‘RATS use the word “affordable”, they mean “free”. In other words, somebody else pays for it.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 12:31:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: funfan
Because by 2014 your doctor will be an 18 year old kid that just completed a two week course in general medicine. And the drugs they prescribe, won't cost that much because......they won't be in stock!

Won't it be great

9 posted on 06/30/2012 12:36:17 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: mdittmar

“with one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase ...”

What we used to call YOUR DESK with a PHONE and a PHONE BOOK.

“...affordable, high-quality health insurance.”

Does anyone believe that part ?


10 posted on 06/30/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: mdittmar

Michele Bachmann was on Mark Levin’s show last night! Did anyone hear her?


11 posted on 06/30/2012 12:40:17 PM PDT by classified
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To: JLLH

Never do anything I hope. I won’t comply with this lawless act.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 12:43:21 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: mdittmar

Affordable!!!????!

Lol!!!!!

My correction of one of the subheadings:

Administration makes resources available to help states implement MASSIVE taxation upon the beleaguered middle class....you know those citizens who actually WORK.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 12:45:43 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: precisionshootist

picture the guy delivering your mail. That’ll be your doctor.

No one else will sign up for this tripe.

Who would go to med school now?


14 posted on 06/30/2012 12:50:22 PM PDT by stanne
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To: JLLH
"The Republican Governors Association is encouraging those states to wait until post-election to do anything. I think most are doing so."

There is a risk here, if the states fail to meet certain deadlines, I believe the Feds can step in and establish the insurance pools according to the way they see the regs. States would lose any input or control. The Rats were damn crafty in insuring compliance.

15 posted on 06/30/2012 1:08:17 PM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: stanne

I think this is the best response to those that think they are getting a better deal. Just remind them the doctors are QUITING. Smart people are not going to go to med school, why? Well because they’re not dumb! The drug companies are going to stop making sufficient quantities of needed drugs and quit producing new drugs altogether. Hospitals will begin shutting down and soon the nearest hospital will be a hundred miles away for many.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 1:15:19 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist
I think this is the best response to those that think they are getting a better deal. Just remind them the doctors are QUITING. Smart people are not going to go to med school, why? Well because they’re not dumb! The drug companies are going to stop making sufficient quantities of needed drugs and quit producing new drugs altogether. Hospitals will begin shutting down and soon the nearest hospital will be a hundred miles away for many.

What you are saying is called the Cloward-Piven strategy. The socialist WANT the medical system to collapse. They are evil donchano.

17 posted on 06/30/2012 1:19:22 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: precisionshootist

Research will stop. It will go vertical.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT by stanne
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To: mdittmar

Wonder how quickly we start to see physician practices stop accepting new patients?


19 posted on 06/30/2012 1:28:21 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Wonder how quickly we start to see physician practices stop accepting new patients?
Wonder how quickly we start to see the government FORCING physician practices to accept new patients?
20 posted on 06/30/2012 1:50:36 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: precisionshootist

Your doctor will be a unionized APRN. Her PA will be the one you usually see. The PA visit will be billed at the same level as the APRN’s, but the PA will receive much less, while the APRN will be supervising via text from the golf course.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 2:12:03 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: mdittmar

Re: “one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase affordable, high-quality health insurance”

We already had that — it used to called “the free market.”

You need to understand the Democrat Communist code words in that sentence:
* “One-stop shop” — statism and totalitarianism
* “Affordable” — taxing us to Greece-like oblivion
* “High-quality” — rationing, doctors leaving the business, death panels, mandating you eat tofu and broccoli, interminable waits for services, remote bureaucrats denying you needed care


22 posted on 06/30/2012 2:13:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mdittmar

The Dems know they have to get as much of this abomination in place before January just in case the Repubs take both houses of Congress and the White House and attempt to repeal ObamaFakeCare.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 2:30:26 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: mdittmar

The propagand will increase - I’m praying enough Governors will stand fast and serve as Tea Party Conservative rallying points. I’m also praying that the People will finally wake up and smell the cyanide.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 2:45:03 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I noticed in the local paper today that one of the hospital systems was going to start up the “medical home” for patients...apparently this is something in the obamacare bill ...the article said it was for patients who couldn’t afford insurance and that doctors who had availability would be assigned patients .... office visits would be billed at $10 ...now really? doctors are going to be assigned patients? ...how long will a doctor put with that?


25 posted on 06/30/2012 2:53:59 PM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: Monorprise

“I won’t comply with this lawless act.”

Why should we? Kagan ignored the federal statute that directed that she recuse herself from voting in this matter.

Political solution? We thought Bush had appointed a patriot who would defend the rights of citizens and he turned out to be a demomole & backbiting weasel.

So what to do we do? Many understandably say, “Mitt! Save us!”

Let’s hope at the end of four months Romney is elected, along with a majority of tea party Republicans in both houses. I’m going to repeat that, because there are some here, former liberals I suppose who are as dumb as dead tree stumps: Let’s hope at the end of four months Romney is elected, along with a majority of tea party Republicans in both houses.

Until then, I continue to treat this as a used car sale: I want Mitt wondering on the first Monday night in November if he sold us conservatives or not.

I want him knitting his brow, wondering, “Did I provide enough assurance (to those cantankerous `flyover’ states) that I would protect the unborn, the 2nd amendment, our nation’s status as a sovereign nation & as the leader of the free world,” and so forth and so on and on.

Of course we’re going to back him. It’s the devil or the deep blue sea: the rock and a hard place; it’s the Hobson’s choice we face.
But if we walk onto the used car lot and drive a car and look it over and say, “OK, this one. I want it. Name your price ... “

It’s incredible to me how many freepers are taking just exactly that position, acting like the loudmouthed spouse with the husband wanting to dicker for the best deal he can get:
“Quitcher arguin’ Harry! I want this one. Write the man a check!” The only way this argument can be rebutted is if the position is taken that Romney is a proven conservative, or at least does not have a “progressive” record.

Having said all that .... I won’t support Romney because ..... and any of you who say I’m being difficult, or that Justice Roberts was a “victim” or that he was actually masterminding the “Affordable Care” act to help working, productive Americans by siding with four yellow-dog Democrat justices, well—there are your lips, right there on your face, and here’s my fat a** on my backside, so you know what you can do.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 3:13:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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