Skip to comments.More Than 30 States Rebuke Obamacare Exchanges
Posted on 02/15/2013 10:49:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
There are less than two days to go before states have to decide whether they will go it alone or partner with the White House to set up Obamacare health insurance exchanges.
Half of the states have already decided to let the federal government build the new online insurance marketplace for them, while a handful will work with the Department of Health and Human Services and handle limited parts of the exchanges, according to Politico.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, announced on Wednesday that he would be pushing more people into a federally run exchange.
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Since when has the legal implications ever stopped the little Communists before today?
You’re more optimistic than I am.
He can pull another “Executive Order” out of his nether parts for one thing.
The other horrible truth is that way too many Americans will go for this.
Et tu Scott Walker?
Collaborators will not be forgotten.
Why would they worry about funding?
Baraq is already charging 40% of his expenses on a 30 year credit card....the added costs wouldn’t even show up percentagewise.
The bill also exempts employers from some punishment if the state opts out.
States not doing exchanges and not lowering the Medicaid requirements will come out much much better economically.
I think you have miss read...by pushing them to a federally run exchange he is refusing to set up a state run one!!!
Wrong, Walker is not caving on the exchanges.
MADISON (WITI) Gov. Scott Walker has offered an alternative to expanding BadgerCare. This, after Gov. Walker rejected federal funding to expand the insurance program for the poor and disabled. However, Gov. Walkers new idea has been met with resistance from the uninsured.
One day after Gov. Walker rejected billions in federal funding to expand BadgerCare, various faith and community groups held a rally outside a downtown Milwaukee hospital trying to change his mind.
Even though Gov. Walker said, no, the Wisconsin Legislature should just say, yes, Rep. Jon Richards (D Milwaukee) said.
Richards supports a bill that would reverse the decision.
Lets be clear: what hes doing here is knocking 90,000 people off of BadgerCare, Richards said.
The goal of President Obamas signature national health care law is to provide insurance to all Americans. The key provision of the law is expanding Medicaid coverage to the currently uninsured.
Gov. Walker is proposing an alternative idea that he says would provide coverage to 224,000 people. Gov. Walker says the plan he is proposing is a better deal for taxpayers and the budget.
24-year-old Troy Veasley is without health care, and currently sits at number 150 out of 750 on the BadgerCare waiting list.
What if I were to break a leg or come down with some illness, what would happen? It makes me question how his thinking is, you know? It makes me question that a lot and it angers me, Veasley said.
A major part of Gov. Walkers plan is selling the idea that low-income individuals who would otherwise qualify for the ACAs Medicaid expansion would want to sign up for subsidized exchange coverage.
“Invent a money mech?” Sure. It is called hiring more gov-mint employees and putting them in place.