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Ohio Gov. John Kasich: Yeah, We Won’t be Setting up ObamaCare Exchanges Either

HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:01 PM
Now that the Supreme Court decision and the President's reelection haven taken Obamacare repeal off the table, the GOP is reduced to bawling and stomping their feet in protest. I suppose that has some immediate usefulness in keeping the more backward elements of the "base" riled up, but it will have zero impact on implementation of the law.
Robert G2 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:45 PM
I used to be proud of my country when it was free.
Brent95 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:33 PM
Far from having "zero impact on implementation of the law," the States's refusals to set up stat exchanges could effectively kill the law in many states. The employer penalties for not providing insurance and the subsidies to consumers to help them buy insurance policies exist ONLY under state-created exchanges. If the federal government sets up the exchange, these penalties and subsidies do not apply. And without these penalties and subsidies, there will be little incentive for anyone to comply with the law, so it will effectively die in the states with federally-created exchanges.
Quintus Tullius Cicero Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:09 PM
ToonervilleFuckups:

Do you truly believe that the Federal Government can do anything well, efficiently, within budget, and without over regulation, over bureaucratizing, and under serving the people?
conservative_one Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:08 PM
The country chose Obama. Obamacare is the law of the land.

"Let them eat OBAMACARE."
paddy o'furniture Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:12 PM
How can you waste time on a blog at a time like this...?!

If I lost MY nads, I'd be looking everywhere for them.....!

Earlier today Katie reported that Gov. Rick Perry announced Texas will not be setting up its own health care exchange – the government-run ‘marketplace’ for getting health insurance or, as Rush Limbaugh explains it, a ‘health care DMV.’

Today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich followed suit:

Today Governor John Kasich told the federal government that Ohio would not run an Obamacare health insurance exchange but would leave that to them. Not only are an exchange’s start-up and operating costs very high, but once created, Ohio will have almost zero control over how it operates. This will...