Skip to comments.Why Obama Care Is Still No Sure Thing
Posted on 11/18/2012 9:26:03 PM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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Another article mentions how hard avoiding the fiscal cliff will hurt high tax states (which are mostly dem paradises) if tax deductions are limited.
Take these two together and it could inflict some real deserved pain on some blue states. They can have Obama care and an even higher tax bill. Might start bringing some of them to their senses.
Instead of following the Obama administration's plan, states should seek real reform. For example, they should demand that Washington transform the federal portion of Medicaid for non-disabled and non-elderly beneficiaries into a uniform block grant, with state discretion over eligibility and benefits. The goal should be to turn Medicaid into a premium-assistance program rather than government-run insurance. Medicaid could then be used to help people enroll in mainstream insurance plans. This is the way to help the low-income uninsured get the same kind of coverage as other Americans.
President Obama won re-election and Democrats maintained control of the Senate this month, but the states hold the future of ObamaCare in their hands. Knowing the harm the law would do to their citizens, to the economy and to American health care, governors should refuse to become its enablers.
My state is secure from implementing an exchange but I will donate money to help campaign in other states to prevent an exchange.
Obama is has and is running a full time campaign. We cannot pause our campaign.
Is there a single elected Republican anywhere who is against Obamacare? They can’t admit it to their voters, but they all are 100% behind Obamacare.
True. And sadly, Republican governors can be voted out of office and replaced with compliant Democrats.
I bet your state does implement an exchange, and much faster than you expect?
I live in NYC, and it’s certainly not by choice.
It looks like there will be a national exchange that a resident of a state who did not implement the exchange can join. States can challenge the Federal Exchanges in Court but its unlikely they will prevail..
What is it like to live in Bloomberg’s nanny-state fiefdom?
Folks generally don't know what is in the bill which is understandable but pretending its not a done deal is just another example of conservatives wishing for a world that doesn't exist...
“What is it like to live in Bloombergs nanny-state fiefdom?”
Probably the same way I live and work in L.A. surrounded by fudgepackers and freaks.
in WI, Gov. Walker stated that if the state started an exchange, they’d be stuck paying for it. If the feds do so, they’ll have to use federal money. He says that since a majority of people don’t want Obamacare, it would be wrong to force his state to waste it’s money on it. Let the feds spread the wealth around.
So called GOP governors will cave.
Example: Christ Christie - will cave when Obama blows him a kiss.
Another example: Rick Perry - will cave when fedgov threatens him.
I can only imagine. The closest I have ever been to LA is LAX and Long Beach.