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On Deadline Day, Half of States Have Told Feds To Run Health Exchanges Themselves

In the Obamacare era, there are two Americas.

Half the states have refused to set up the health insurance exchanges, ignoring a Friday deadline for states to take on core requirements of the law. They’ll hand over the keys to the Obama administration, which will play an outsize and risky role in driving critical health insurance decisions that are typically the province of state governments.

Barring any surprise last minute Friday announcements, in those 25 states — nearly all led by Republican governors — the feds must set up health insurance exchanges. Enrollment starts in October, and on Jan. 1 those online marketplaces are supposed to provide affordable health coverage for millions of Americans.

Republicans who voted against the law and still clamor to repeal Obamacare believe the feds are heading for a nationwide failure.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • JeremyR||

    Train wreck. Even though we already pay more for healthcare than any other country in the world and have worse results than many 3rd world countries, it's going to be even more money and even er, worser.

  • Oso Politico||

    'They’ll hand over the keys to the Obama administration, which will play an outsize and risky role in driving critical health insurance decisions that are typically the province of state governments.'

  • Oso Politico||

    and here is the rest of the comment:

    Why are health insurance decisions the province of the states, and not between individuals and their insurers?

  • JWatts||

    I think I found the problem with Obamacare:

    "Mr. Obama responded: “This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

  • mr lizard||

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.... As he says with a coy smile

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