Skip to comments.MN Obamacare Exchange and $41 million contract
Posted on 07/23/2012 12:58:44 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
On Monday, the administration of MN Governor Mark Dayton announced a $41 million contract to "design and develop" a state health insurance exchange (HIX) - President Obama's federal takeover center, his superstructure for the nationalization of health care.
National Registration System, not a "Marketplace": This is not a one-stop-shop, it's a center to register (and pay) for government-approved health insurance. Using the exchange, every person, or their employer, must register each individual's insurance status with the federal government for approval or exaction of the Obamacare tax-penalty.
The registration and IRS enforcement occurs as you purchase government-approved health insurance online through the exchange, when your employer sends your name and tax ID number to the exchange for registration, or when your name appears in the exchange with no corresponding insurance purchase. Comments on the Star Tribune article amuse and enlighten, but this is why a "website" costs $41 million to construct.
Peter Frank, the head of the Minnesota exchange (info tech) contract, told me they are looking for data sources to "pre-populate" the exchange insurance registry with the names of Minnesotans. They are considering all possible databases, including the Minnesota Dept. of Revenue tax rolls.
Dayton's Achilles Heel: On July 10, Dayton's letter to the federal government noted the "State leaders, who choose to obstruct the implementation of this new law" as "part of the problem." And as evidence of Dayton's so-called problem, the $41M contract includes the following statement:
"The State may immediately terminate this Contract if it does not obtain funding from the Minnesota Legislature, or other funding source; or if funding cannot be continued at a level sufficient to allow for the payment of the Services covered here..."
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The Dayton administration is operating under Gov. Dayton's executive order, not state law.
The executive order only allows the departments to "design and develop" the exchange.
There is no legislative authority to operate the exchange -- to actually "turn it on."
The State has received $31 million in federal grants and used $2 million.
The exchange is expected to cost $40 million - $80 million per year to operate (MinnPost).
The Governor cannot use state dollars without legislative authority.
Operating fees could be assessed on health plans (higher premiums for enrollees).
Individuals or entities forced to use the exchange without a state law in place may be able to sue.
$41M to create a sign-up list. No comment needed.
I still want to know what the IRS is going to do if an individual refuses to provide the insurance information with their tax return, even if they have insurance. This might be an avenue for a national protest; millions of non-compliant returns.
At first I wondered why there was no political part reference attached to the governor’s name. Later, it was obvious he could only be a Democrat!
Star Tribune article: “Minn. to pay Va. firm $41 million to build new health exchange website “
CCHF PETITION TO GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON.
Suckers. The feds will start the program with that paltry sum, and then the taxpayers of MN will be stuck with another entitlement program that will mushroom into billions of dollars of obligations to dependent recipients.
I suspect that the person will simply be taxed the amount set for not having insurance. The IRS is quite used to considering the public to be guilty until proven innocent - because they keep getting away with it.
Within 3 miles of where I live, there are properties with homes that have NO electricity.
I seriously doubt that they are using computers.