If most of the states had actually begun their own heath exchange system to
address the problems with health care, we may have never had Obamacare. Their
own inaction and flippant avoidance of health insurance problems has led to more
federal intrusions because if the states won't do it, the federal
government will. Surprisingly, the state legislature seems more than happy to
let the feds manage what they should have been doing all along even though they
kick and scream about the federal government operating state programs. What a
strange world we live in.
The legislature can tell the governor they will not appropriate one nickel for
this monstrosity and they will slash the governor's discretionary funds if
he uses them to fund it.Kings courtWhy is the state
government's responsibility? Or ANY government's responsibility, for
So what do they propose instead?
@ Kings CourtSo you think "Their own inaction and flippant
avoidance of health insurance problems has led to more federal intrusions
because if the states won't do it, the federal government will." Isn't it sad that the same isn't true for illegal immigration?
Why did Arizona feel they needed to pass their own law if the mighty and
"responsible" Feds were taking action that the States wouldn't
take? And after Arizona stepped up to the plate, why did the Obama
administration not thank them for handling an issues the "do-nothing
Congress" wouldn't touch, but instead filed suit against the State of
Arizona?Like politicians, the Feds have to have it both ways.
That's the joy of federalism! (And what percentage of the American People
did NOT want Obama care but they passed it anyway?) No wonder the US Congress
has an approval rating of around 15%. You or I would be summarily fired if we
performed that way for our employer.
When the people lead, the leaders will follow. In this case, if the states (the
people) don't cooperate, the federal government may listen and have to
old man,Why is the state government's responsibility? Or ANY
government's responsibility, for that matter?
The GOP Governors across the nation have a historic opportunity to say no to
Washington by being a steadfast bulwark for the nation. Refusing to implement
the exchanges would put both houses of Congress and the Executive on notice that
they need to seriously address the issues in Obamacare before going forward.
They need to read the law to expose the mendacity of those who wrote, passed,
and signed the law.
Well, lost, if you want to continue paying much, much more for your medical
insurance and care because you are picking up the tab for people who need care
but can't get it, I guess that is your privilege.
How long is it going to be before some of these same people complain about the
lack of control by the state over the exchanges. As the Speaker of the House
finally admitted, "Obamacare" is the law of the land. Its time to put
our differences behind us and make this work for the thousands of uninsured in
I don't know a lot about Obamacare and what I do know, I don't like.
Here's a few questions: 1) If a state opts out, does that mean that
citizens of the state don't have to participate either? 2) Who gets
covered? If a smoker gets a smoking related disease, does the government then
cover treatment for the disease? 3) Doctors are now being required to submit
their patient records to some national database. Why? This is very distressing.
I believe my health history is my business, not the business of some government
bureaucrat. What if someone hacks the system and publishes health issues of a
prominent person? Or he can hack the system and change the record (e.g.
eliminate a drug that the person is allergic to and then an unknowing provider
prescribes the allergic drug. Clever way to murder someone). 4) I find abortion
to be morally repugnant. Under Obamacare, will I be helping to fund abortion?
Anything a state or congress can do to hamper implementation of Obamacare should
old man,Obamacare does NOTHING to address the cost of care. NOTHING.despite the lies BO, nancy, and harry told to get it passed, costs have
continued to climb.
Good, let the Feds run it.
No, lost. Costs are not going up because of ACA. They are climbing because ACA
has not been fully implemented.And how can you write of lies when
you just had a flock of them tossed out by Mitt?
The governor should let the Feds run the rest of the programs in the state too,
such as the Forest Service, BLM and others. Give up the "land grab" and
let the feds do what they were mandated to do many years ago. If the State
takes it over, state taxes will have to go up dramatically.
old manthis is not about Romney, but about Obamacare, which has been a
major lie.But if you want to talk about lieing politiciansno lobbyists in my administrationcut the deficit in halfunemployment won't go over 8%close GITMOtry 9/11 masterminds
in civilian courtoppose gay marriage/favor gay marriagebills ont he
internet for 48 hours before votes so all can read themetc ad infinitumBO's lied so much I've lost track of them alland
then there are the LIES he told about his opponent in the campaign. Mitt cannot
hold a candle to BO when it comes to the number and size of his lies.But since BO is a dem and a lib, you LOVE and accept his lies (or otherwise
This is all fine and good, if they firmly believe this. If this is truly a
matter of principle (which I doubt - sounds more like political grand standing
), they will also turn down the other federal funds for the other programs the
state administers - like Medicaid, medicare, Department of Education funds...
etc. Lets not see conditional ethics, ethics based on headlines,
but real ethics. Turn down the funds for all the programs you find morally
unacceptable.Something tells me that isn't going to happen
though. I doubt any of them have any more intent other than to garner
themselves exactly what they got - headlines.
America has gone socialist now so I really doubt there is anything that can stop
the slide to bankruptcy. Some states like Utah and Texas will be able to delay
the collapse ... for a while but in the end the entire nation will be a mirror
of Italy, Greece and others. Those who oppose Obamacare will surely be punished
since we don't live in a free society anymore so although I support Utah
and other states who are trying to keep this ugly state exchange out I suspect
it is like spitting in the wind. America is toast thanks to the people.
Health care exchanges don't work. We already have "exchanges" in
the private sector - they're called independent insurance brokers.
Government should not be an insurance broker. It also will put those brokers
out of business or force them to become government employees. Some
school superintendents in Utah are making nearly $300,000 a year. Government
jobs are now some of the best paying. Something is wrong with this picture.This article raised an interesting point: If we only hired part-time
workers in government jobs, that would completely solve the problem of the high
cost of insurance and other benefits, and it would put many of them back in the
private sector, it would give many unemployed at least party time work, it would
reduce costs and create greater prosperity where it belongs - in the private
Cherilyn Eagar - are you seriously saying the solution to the problem is to turn
government employees into a large class of Walmart styled employees - with no
insurance, no benefits, no retirement, and something that falls completely short
of a living wage? That in fact, we should expand what Romney called his 47
percent class.I would like to see how increasing low wage jobs in
America would solve our problems. I am sure some would benefit - but it would
likely not be the average American family.
It's very simple -- if the governor, and the state, care about the people
of the state then they will eschew political games and will join and operate the
federal health exchange; but if the governor, and the state, do not care about
the people of the state then they will play far-right extremist politics and
will not join and operate the federal health exchange. The ball is in their
court. Let's see if they really care about the people of the state that
they are supposed to represent.