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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Oh yeah—I forgot that he can’t count.............
Awesome! I was hoping that would come to pass.
Thanks so much to John Robers. You idiot.
Wow! I had not seen that before! That is huge! Thanks for the information.
Bull. Utah has a state exchange. We don't want your unfunded mandates.
How can 27 states represent a majority?
There are 57 states.
Obama ordered 57 Christmas trees for the White Hut.
John Kerry married the heiress to 57 varities.
26? That’s almost half!
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Please, please, please let him burn as much capital as possible on this. The less he has left for the rest if his agenda the better.
Good, so with Utah and Florida, that’s 29 of 50.
We need 34 to start up that constitutional amendment. 37 to pass it! That’s just 5! more states!
I have been waiting all day to see what Scott would do and I emailed and called him too. I am elated he has rejected the state exchange. YABADABADOO!!!
Has Utah rejected the state exchange yet?
Woops! Post 25 shows Utah has its own state exchange. Not sure how the federal govt. will like it but that is what the link at the article says.
If only the above had been the case regarding the election.
Utah had its own state exchange, and wants no part of the federally mandated/controlled, small business destructive exchange. see post #25 for the link.
I have an idea. Take care of myself and don’t steal from me for others who don’t.
14th Amendment grounds are the next method to try if the current attacks fail as the first course did - see the Roberts ‘It’s A Tax’ decision for the first failure. It’s being challenged on other grounds now (First, I believe) so we’ll see if that flies.
Thanks! I looked at the article. I am glad to see the states pushing back on this.
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