Skip to comments.Is Gov. Scott Walker's decision on health care exchanges the right one?
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:33:17 AM PST by UB355
Poll to Freep
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Wisconsin Obamacare poll to FReep.
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His decision basically says this: You folks on the federal level imposed Obamacare, you run it yourselves and that includes the exchanges.
Is his decision correct?
Will I freep a crap poll at that rag?
FReeped. Thank God for Gov. Walker - long as he stays the course, drives the liberals mad and guides the State with his already-proven steadiness - he’s a leader and a champion.
Total Responses: 2016
First, states are under no obligation to create one.
Twelfth, defaulting to a federal exchange exempts a state’s employers from the employer mandate a tax of $2,000 per worker per year (the tax applies to companies with more than 59 employees, but for such companies that tax applies after the 30th employee, not the 59th). If all states did so, that would exempt 18 million Americans from the individual mandate’s tax of $2,085 per family of four. Avoiding those taxes improves a state’s prospects for job creation, and protects the conscience rights of employers and individuals whom the Obama administration is forcing to purchase contraceptives coverage.
Second, operating an Obamacare exchange would be illegal in 14 states. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia have enacted either statutes or constitutional amendments (or both) forbidding state employees to participate in an essential exchange function: implementing Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates.