Skip to comments.Indiana granted year-long Obamacare waiver
Posted on 09/11/2013 3:08:27 PM PDT by T Ruth
The federal government granted Indiana a year-long Obamacare waiver on Tuesday, allowing the state to continue to run its own Medicaid pilot program, The Washington Post reports.
Indiana, along with Iowa and Arkansas, requested major exemptions from the law, and is the first state to receive one.
Securing a waiver to continue the Healthy Indiana Plan is a victory for Hoosiers enrolled in this innovative program and will ensure that Indiana remains at the forefront of consumer-driven healthcare in the United States, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement.
Pence will now consider expanding Medicaid under the states Healthy Indiana plan, whose operations depend on other federal exemptions. The program requires that enrollees pay for a portion of their healthcare costs, does not cover all of the procedures that traditional Medicaid typically covers, and limits the total number of participants. Approximately 37,000 residents are enrolled in the program and 53,000 are backlogged on a waiting list, The Courier-Journal reports. A full Medicaid expansion under Obamacare would cover as many as 400,000 enrollees. But Pence says that capping costs keeps them low and encourages enrollees to make smarter choices about their healthcare.
Indiana also opted out of opening a healthcare exchange market on Oct. 1.
Under the Clown, there is no equal protection under the law. The Constitution is refuse.
I urge everyone not to sign up for Obamacare. Don’t pay the fine. Don’t call a “Navigator” and risk getting your financial and personal data stolen. Just ignore the law. Get a prepaid debit card, fund it, and use it for medical payments.
The Rodeo Clown.
And what happens if you have to spend a few days in hospital? That could easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars. I’ve carried health insurance my entire adult life because I don’t have tens of thousands just laying around in case I get seriously injured or sick.
It's a difficult decision, but consider the following:
1. How much money would you have if you had saved the premiums you paid?
2. The cost of health insurance is going up. Under the new regime, it won't take but a few years to save many thousands of dollars.
3. If you have to go to the hospital because of an auto accident, auto insurance should cover it. Likewise, homeowner's insurance may cover accidents around the home.
4. Many times, avoiding doctors and the health care system gives you a better result -- conservative treatment, avoiding iatrogenic diseases; avoiding MRSAs, etc.
For myself, I agree with EEE.
I really dont understand any of this mess.
What if you can’t get insurance but have not be without insurance for 6 months as required by Obamacare.
Do you just be at risk for 6 months???
Even at my relatively young age, I’ve been hospitalized twice in the last ten years for health reasons (not serious). So I’m definitely better off having carried insurance.
That’s the whole point of insurance — you buy it hoping you’ll never need to use it. Not all of us are going to die of old age. Some percentage of us is eventually going to contract a serious malady (cancer or such). Good luck with that if you’re not carrying insurance.
If you’re single, then it wouldn’t matter much if a serious illness completely wiped you out financially. But some of us have families we’re responsible for.
This is what House Republicans should do: grant the country a temporary waiver, suspend the law temporarily. Be honest with the country and make life hard for liberals.
Explain that we only hold one-third of the federal offices and that Obama would veto or the Senate never pass a full repeal. Tell them that if they had a veto-proof house and Senate they’d repeal it and fix healthcare via the Commerce Clause and medical liberty laws - the easiest of which is portability i.e. let people get the same tax benefits as corporations as regards health care.
Write the laws suspending Obamacare in such a way that the Obama administration gets to decide when to implement it. Cite the economy, but let Obama & Co. decide when to restart implementation.
It’s the perfect poison pill and better than defunding it which just isn’t going to happen.
I agree. I carry a high deductible policy. I can always negotiate the deductible with the hospital if the need arises.