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.