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Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable
National Review, by Michael F. Cannon

Original Article

Posted By:f64, 11/10/2012 8:48:13 AM

President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion of Medicaid. The correct answer to both questions remains a resounding no. State-created exchanges mean higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less protection of religious freedom. States are better off defaulting to a federal exchange. The Medicaid expansion is likewise too costly and risky a proposition.

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The author offers 13 reasons not to set up state exchanges, all excellent. Too bad no one will listen.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rational, 11/10/2012 8:49:29 AM     (No. 9004753)

hardee har har har
with GOP "leaders" like ours????

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kanzan, 11/10/2012 9:04:35 AM     (No. 9004787)

Kansas won´t participate, thanks to Governor Brownback. He did offer a very clever caveat: if any legislator wants to introduce a bill to join and fund an exchange, go ahead...make the voters´ day.
Just this one thing is doing a lot for our morale this week!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Alynnmcw, 11/10/2012 9:06:20 AM     (No. 9004791)

We have 30 republican governors. I pray in the name of all that is holy that all of them refuse the state exchange option. We may end up with 50 democrat governors but it seems worth doing. We have yo use every advantage Ploy and dirty trick we know to resist. Heck if the French can have a resistance I know Texas can. How about the other 29?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/10/2012 9:31:14 AM     (No. 9004848)

In the meantime, all health insurance rates are skyrocketing. Our company´s rates just went up 26%. And that´s after last year´s increase of 18%. This is Obama´s poison pill strategy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/10/2012 9:36:28 AM     (No. 9004861)

You people disappoint me. President Zero wants the feds to run the exchanges - that´s why the fallback mechanism was in the law. This plays into his hands.
Do not forget that he said, about 10 years ago, that we had to have a single payer system, but that there would be some intermediate changes before we got there.
Once the feds run the exchanges, and expand medicaid, single payer is just a short trip ahead.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lylacat, 11/10/2012 9:59:43 AM     (No. 9004929)

0bamacare is a horrid piece of legislation. Why isn´t anyone asking 0bama why he and his family are exempt from this wretched mess? The democrats who passed this law are also exempt, along with their families, from having to use this horrid healthcare; why do you think that is? This healthcare bill is full of many new taxes for all of us; every time you sell a piece of property, you wil pay 0bama 4%, he lies when he says you can choose your own doctor. There is a provision in the 0bamacare that helps to pay for union pensions; how does that relate to healthcare? Did anyone read this horrid piece of legislation, and why is there not more outrage?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thenightowl, 11/10/2012 1:12:47 PM     (No. 9005337)

What we need is legislation that exempts no one from the trojan-horse healthcare bill, government, unions, etc. Let the equal really be equal, not privileged v. individual. Why should the general population tax payers have to pay for the elitists´ entitlement healthcare?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/10/2012 1:47:29 PM     (No. 9005404)

As of right now anyway, Scott Walker isn´t moving forward with this here in WI. Lets hope that holds up.

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