After the Supreme Court's ruling, President Obama declared ObamaCare "here to stay." But a revolt is brewing among states that, if it continues, could cause key pieces of the misbegotten law to collapse.
... Perry, along with governors in 14 other states — which represent almost a third of the entire U.S. population — have more or less made it clear that they will say "no thanks" to ObamaCare's vast expansion of Medicaid.Since the ultimate cost of this expansion will be huge — Texas alone would get hit with a bill of $6 billion between 2014 and 2019 — states are right to refuse the offer.
Meanwhile, more and more states are refusing to create ObamaCare's insurance "exchanges." In fact, just 14 states have even passed laws authorizing the creation of them.
What more states are realizing is that setting up an exchange is a fool's errand.
There's the cost of setting them up, of course. And if the States don't do it, the Feds will pay for it. But that's the small benefit. Here's the larger one:
...by handing the job of creating the exchanges to the federal government, states can actually protect state-based companies from the ObamaCare mandate that they provide insurance to their employees or pay a penalty
That's because, under the law, the insurance subsidies can only be run through state-administered exchanges, not federally operated ones. And the penalty only applies if employees can get subsidized coverage through an exchange.
So, no state-run exchange, no effective business mandate.
Just like Nancy Pelousy, I didn't read the bill--so I didn't know that was in there. Walker gets it, which is good for Wisconsin.
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