Skip to comments.26 States Decline ObamaCare Exchange; 'Administrative Nightmare' Seen
Posted on 12/14/2012 3:30:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
The federal government will likely be involved in running the ObamaCare exchange in at least 30 states, 26 of which expressly declined to establish state exchanges. One health-policy expert refers to it as an "administrative nightmare" for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Friday was the deadline for a state to let HHS know if it planned to establish a state exchange. Thus far only 18 states and the District of Columbia are planning on doing so.
As of right now only Utah and Florida remain undecided. Utah may still decide to set up a state exchange, but few expect that Florida will. When asked, a spokesman for Florida Gov. Rick Scott directed IBD to a letter Scott sent last month to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting more information on the exchanges and a meeting with Sebelius. Sebelius has not responded to his letter.
Assuming Florida decides not to set up a state exchange, nearly 200 million people, or 64% of the U.S. population, will reside in a state with either a federal exchange or a partnership exchange. Although many of the people in those states such as those on Medicare or who have employer-based coverage will not be getting insurance through an exchange, millions of others will be.
Enrolling them will likely prove a daunting challenge for the federal government.
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I believe 27 states constitutes a majority.
Throw the damn thing out!
If only we could
Obama thinks that there are 30 more. Let them pay.
Add VA to the total who declined today.
Add VA to the total who declined today.
I believe 27 states constitutes a majority..
not quite there are 30 more
Sounds like a MANDATE to me.
They gave us a nightmare, we can do nothing less than reciprocate.
This is what Obama (Sebelius) is doing. Ignoring the courteous and polite requests for information as to what they EXPECT from the states. Ignored; what are they after? Just control plain and simple, I suppose. They’ve bitten off more than they can chew.
26 states = 52%
Obambi, Reid, and Pelosi over-extended their socialist fix. I'm starting to believe that it will fail from its own weight. And no, I don't believe that Congress will allow "single payer", at least not in the near future. This has been doomed to fail from the beginning.
One lawsuit that is yet to come, is the 14th Amendment that expressly guarantees "...equal protection of the laws". With all the waivers that Obambi is giving regarding Obamacare, how can that be "equal protection"? I don't get why there are no lawsuits regarding that Amendment. Am I wrong?
Ive read this as well from:
That might explain why the IRS is literally rewriting the statute. On May 24, the IRS finalized a regulation that says the laws $800 billion insurance-industry bailout will not be conditional on states creating Exchanges. With the stroke of pen, the IRS (1) stripped states of the power Congress gave them to shield employers from that $2,000 per-worker tax, (2) imposed that illegal tax on employers whom Congress exempted, and (3) issued up to $800 billion of tax credits and direct subsidies to private health insurance companieswithout any congressional authorization whatsoever.
Rule by bureaucracy.
“26 states = 52%”
What matters is the distribution of people, not states. Governors representing nearly 2/3 of Americans essentially have rejected Obamacare: “Assuming Florida decides not to set up a state exchange, nearly 200 million people, or 64% of the U.S. population, will reside in a state with either a federal exchange or a partnership exchange.”
These governors are smart enough not to want to be left holding the bag when Obamacare fails spectacularly. Obama and the Dems have set into motion a plan that will break the U.S. health system as we know him. Let them own it. It’s a hard way to learn a lesson, but perhaps American voters will vote more intelligently the next chance they get.
“I believe 27 states constitutes a majority.
Throw the damn thing out!”
Yes, but remember that Obama believes there are 57 states, so he still thinks he has a mandate.
I stand corrected. Arkansas has decided to do the “Partnership Exchange” whatever the hell that means.