Skip to comments.States Can Shut Down ObamaCare's Big Spending Plans (CATO)
Posted on 11/10/2012 8:24:54 PM PST by Kolath
Contrary to popular myth, states are under no obligation to expand Medicaid or create a health insurance exchange, and they should refuse to do either. That from Michael F. Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute. He argues that the costs to the private sector will be significant if states agree to create exchanges.
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States must stand together to REJECT Obamacare. What is Alaska doing about this?
Until the SCOTUS says they cannot and then these states will cave
I think Texas is one of the states that have said “NO” to the exchanges. I’m not 100% certain, as it’s been a while since that would’ve happened.
I will be on the phone Monday morning to my TX state rep and senator to ask them to not set up any exchange. And to let them know I will remember it in the next election if they even discuss raising taxes in order to implement Obamacare.
I thought that was what Robert’s ruling was about...that it’s a tax, and he reaffirmed the states right to not be forced to participate.
You really expect the Obama admin will respect that, do you?
Do you know which ones?
Do you know which ones?
Alabama had legislation on our ballots to vote on it - Alabama won 59-41.
don’t know about other states.
Most commentators disagree with this speaker’s conclusions. They confidently assert that if a state chooses to not have an exchange, that there will instead be a federally operated exchange in that state. This view from Cato is clearly a minority interpretation of the law and regulation.
CATO is wrong. They are just looking for donations from the base. Reminds me of those two GOPe hacks Kemp & Bennett who created a “think-tank” & then went trolling for cash. I must have got 50 mailers in one year. I never sent them a dime, and if I did it most likey would have gone to William Bennett’s gambling addiction in Vegas.
The federal government doesn’t have the money to set up the exchanges without an appropriation from Congress. And regardless, it is far better to have a federally operated exchange for the reasons given. The worst thing would be to have state operated exchanges.
It’s settled law. Just ask the R Speaker of the House. They will get the money.
MOst of my family live in Maine, Texas and Florida - all 3 governors have said ‘not going to participate’ in ‘bummerCare.
Let it stay so...
Ohio voters enacted a Constitutional Amendment:
“No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system.”
It passed overwhelmingly. They do not enjoy the consent of the governed here. That damned 10th Amendment can be a sucker punch.
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