I was reading somewhere that Obama crew are secretly panicked over this. When the bill was written it was assumed that the vast majority of states would “come on board” before now and therefore only a little funding was allocated in case there were a couple stragglers. Creating exchanges for 30 states is going to take huge amount of money and manpower and needless to say even Obama realizes it's pointless to even try to get the Republican congress to approve extra money. Rumor has it that they are trying to “invent” a funding mechanism by adding a surcharge to the plans. But since the law doesn't specifically allow it, it would be on very dubious legal ground and probably smacked down by the courts.
posted on 02/15/2013 11:10:15 AM PST
it would be on very dubious legal ground and probably smacked down by the courts.
Since when has the legal implications ever stopped the little Communists before today?
posted on 02/15/2013 11:30:24 AM PST
by Lou L
(Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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.
posted on 02/15/2013 11:30:59 AM PST
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.
posted on 02/15/2013 11:51:47 AM PST
(Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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.
posted on 02/15/2013 12:08:20 PM PST
(Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
“Invent a money mech?” Sure. It is called hiring more gov-mint employees and putting them in place.
posted on 02/16/2013 9:47:17 AM PST
(1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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