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Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 01:42 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and Martin Gould

Posted on 12/01/2012 12:26:17 PM PST by Olog-hai

Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department.

Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday. And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums.

The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be those under Republican control. In those states, HHS will set up the exchanges. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: classactionlawsuit; illegal; impeach; jarrett; obamacare; pharaoh; punishoposition; socialism; taxesoriginatehouse
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To: RoosterRedux

All the liberals will move to liberal land where they set up the exchanges to avoid higher premiums!


121 posted on 12/01/2012 4:18:07 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: PoloSec

Or we could have a Speaker of the House with some backbone who refuses to fund this boondoggle. Paging John Boehner. Oh wait, I said a Speaker with backbone. Cancel that page.


122 posted on 12/01/2012 4:23:55 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: CommieCutter

“Someone get some dirt on this bastard. Get him out.”

It hasn’t dawned on you yet has it?

This is not the America you remember from a few years ago.

Obama isn’t going anywhere. He could be caught with a dead girl and a live boy and he still won’t be going anywhere.


123 posted on 12/01/2012 4:32:10 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Olog-hai

1) Somebody needs to run the numbers. As I remember, one of the States(Arizona?) estimated that it would take $65M to set up the exchange, and $45M per year to run it. Would a 3.5% tax on exchange insurance policies amount to more or less than $45M per year?

2) While the tax for not purchasing an insurance policy was explicitly written into the Obamacare law ... the 3.5% tax was not. All revenue measures must originate in the House. Roberts has already ruled that States could not be penalized for not setting up an Exchange. Sounds unconstitutional to me.

3) What if all of the insurance companies in a State without a State exchange decide they don’t want to offer the standard one size fits all insurance policy in the Federal Exchange? And ... what if the States, that have regulatory authority over insurance companies in their State, help them make that decision? What then?

Every attempt to fix this monstrosity of Obamacare produces reactions that require more fixes, that in turn have additional unintended consequences.

Please pass the popcorn.


124 posted on 12/01/2012 4:54:38 PM PST by Mack the knife
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
For ANYONE who said there is no difference between Romney and Obama, I say you are an idiot.

With respect to Romneycare vs. Obamacare is there really that much difference, other than what state vs. federal/state entails?

125 posted on 12/01/2012 5:03:42 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

The primaries were rigged. Romney was declared the candidate by the pundits and the media before the first primary. For those of us who live in states where primaries were held late, there were no other choices.

Assuming we have another election, which is doubtful at the moment, the Republican Party will continue to put forth liberal candidates. If you want to continue to vote for liberals be my guest. I’m don’t with the Republican Party and its loser candidates who don’t represent me and my values.


126 posted on 12/01/2012 5:04:58 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Olog-hai
I'd like to see the States challenge this. Is it considered a tax? If so, Congress needs to weigh in on Sibelius muscling in on their territory.
127 posted on 12/01/2012 5:06:56 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m loving reading the comments here because conservatives might actually be thinking about organizing themselves to resist the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington. Let’s first see if the outrage lasts beyond a day.


128 posted on 12/01/2012 5:09:03 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Olog-hai

As if the states running an exchange aren’t going to have to do the same thing given the enormous unfunded cost in the out years.


129 posted on 12/01/2012 5:13:09 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
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The House needs to not fund everything and anything that has to do with Obamacare. If they don’t do this all the talk about repeal was just hot air. Obamacare can be killed by de-funding it, today.


130 posted on 12/01/2012 5:14:49 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: fatnotlazy
If you refused to vote for Romney, shame on you but you are WRONG about the primaries being rigged. Should there be another way? I don't know but I can tell you that the system was not rigged. I live in Iowa and there's some reason we have all these candidates coming here.

This is what happens with you have several conservatives splitting the vote and a moderate survives.

I did not support Romney at the caucus but I know with absolute certainty he is far, far superior to this communist/Muslim we have in the WH now. I share your concern about another election. If Romney had been elected we would not have the same worry.

131 posted on 12/01/2012 5:17:21 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Kansas58
Is there ANY law which states that all insurance MUST be purchased through an “exchange”?

You'll have to read the law, now that it's been passed...to know what's in the law. I have a feeling it says something about "evolving", somewhere in there.

132 posted on 12/01/2012 5:24:01 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: All

November 9, 2012 4:00 A.M.
Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable
Now is not the time to go wobbly.
By Michael F. Cannon

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333040/obamacare-still-vulnerable-michael-f-cannon


133 posted on 12/01/2012 5:25:48 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: CommieCutter

“Someone get some dirt on this bastard. Get him out.”

And just how do you propose getting it past his usefull idiot “media” whores?


134 posted on 12/01/2012 5:30:43 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: fatnotlazy

“which is doubtful at the moment”

Quite true....”third term” doesn’t come close.


135 posted on 12/01/2012 5:33:32 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: COBOL2Java

This quote by Jarrett needs to be sent to Drudge. People need to know who we are dealing with.


136 posted on 12/01/2012 5:38:41 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: combat_boots

Any day now, his new title will be president for life.


137 posted on 12/01/2012 6:28:19 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.facebook.com/notes/slap-bet/the-bill-of-slaps/100430433509

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138 posted on 12/01/2012 6:33:34 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you, 0bama voters.


139 posted on 12/01/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai

Obama has zero negotiating skills. This is the kind of thing he does instead of negotiating.

Obama NEVER negotiates. The Republicans should take note and act accordingly.


140 posted on 12/01/2012 7:24:42 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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