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PA won't set up Obamacare exchange

VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior MemberPosts: 7,452 Senior Member
Ya know, this state {expletive deleted} me off, then turns around and does the right thing. Nail #12 in Obamacare.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8917796
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,814 Senior Member
    How this a nail in the coffin?
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    All this does is give up any control he might have had at the state level by setting up their own exchange. Now they'll just get stuck with whatever the federal gov't sets up.

    Right. This how it works in the law. Not sure what effect that has on a state expanding it's Medicaid rolls though.
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,452 Senior Member
    There are no provisions or funding for the feds to run exchanges, the whole idea of this pie in the sky plan was to push it off to the states. If the states refuse to set up exchanges, they won't happen. There are no Fed exchanges, there are only state created exchanges run by the Feds in the plan.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333040/obamacare-still-vulnerable-michael-f-cannon#
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,453 Senior Member
    All this does is give up any control he might have had at the state level by setting up their own exchange. Now they'll just get stuck with whatever the federal gov't sets up.

    The Feds only fund the state plans for around four years, then dump the ENTIRE COST of the exchanges on the states which blows the state budgets up like a helium balloon. If the states don't set up the exchanges, the Feds have to do it and run the exchanges forever; win for the states. Taxpayers foot the bill either way, though.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Don't know what the situation is where you guys live but our Medicaid program is already facing a multi-million dollar shortfall. Despite having a niggardly threshhold to even qualify, if you don't have kids. The expansion would add 1/4 more folks. Or so I'm told. Our Dem Gov has been wishy washy about it and now he's term limited. The Repubs took over as a majority in the statehouse so we'll see.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Won't the funding for the fed programs be controlled by the H of R where all funding supposedly originates? Good luck getting a Republican-controlled House to fund those federal exchanges!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,089 Senior Member
    Kansas did the same thing...said "It's a Federal program...let the Feds deal with it..."
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Kansas did the same thing...said "It's a Federal program...let the Feds deal with it..."

    Ditto Wisconsin
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,452 Senior Member
    PA is #12 to "just say nyet"
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
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