U.S. faces task of running dozens of health exchanges

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JumpinJezebel wrote:

If the Feds create a core system that just has to be hooked up to differenct local needs then they could replicate that idea across all of the RWNJ states that refuse to care for their poor and lower middle class citizens that may qualify.

Dec 13, 2012 11:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
jeff81201 wrote:

If the Repubs refuse to set up state exchanges, that moves us one step closer to single payer, which is probably a good thing.

Dec 13, 2012 11:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
jeff81201 wrote:

If the Repubs refuse to set up state exchanges, that moves us one step closer to single payer, which is probably a good thing.

Dec 13, 2012 11:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
beancube2101 wrote:

Universal health care must be pushed. Proprietary health insurances are hijacking our resource capitals and they are going to cost us more for financing their overseas markets.

Dec 13, 2012 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
beancube2101 wrote:

Universal health care must be pushed. Proprietary health insurances are hijacking our resource capitals and they are going to cost us more for financing their overseas markets.

Dec 13, 2012 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZreb wrote:

States can opt out – that was given to them by the feds. Now it is up to the feds to implement the law.

But I keep thinking of the time when the feds took over the Mustang Ranch, a brothel in NV, and ran it into the ground – sheesh – it was a money-maker before the federal takeover. Sure hope the government has a really good plan this time.

Dec 14, 2012 8:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnnyRacer wrote:

The states that do nothing to implement their own exchanges should be automatically categorized as “Medicare” states where ALL citizens of that state could buy into Medicare as an option. That will do either one of two things – get those states off their collective asses or provide their citizen’s a great choice that already works well – Medicare. Problem solved…..

Dec 14, 2012 9:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
Eric93 wrote:

JohhnyRacer is right-on. The whole Obamacare plan is a bunch of cockadoodledoo. The Dems had a chance to put in a real ‘Universal’ plan (like Medicare) that covered everybody of any age no matter where they lived. That’s what ‘Universal’ means. Instead they ended up with this highly localized and highly fragmented pile of Poo. What they should have done is expanded Medicare for all ages so that a balanced actuarial pool would have resulted, and put in suitable annual and lifetime ‘caps’ and co-pays like ‘real insurance’ has, thus making it viable. Instead it now gives ‘unlimited’ coverage to anybody no matter what sickness they come in with and requires one to go through a bunch of studying and sorting and praying to get coverage that will only cover one in a particular area (ie ‘in-network’. How brainless can they be???

Dec 14, 2012 11:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
pavoter1946 wrote:

In Pennsylvania, the conservative group Americans for Prosperity issued a statement that Pennsylvania would not participate even before the Governor’s office announced it. And that says volumes about the motive.

And Pennsylvania has been dumping people off Medicaid already, and even hampering programs that have been shown to work. All because the Governor stated he will never raise taxes.

Dec 14, 2012 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
majkmushrm wrote:

JohnnyRacer is right on. But you know what’s going to happen. All the states that refuse to set up their own exchanges will then proceed to bitch about it when the get what the feds set up for them.

The real problem is that a large number of politicians simply don’t see a need for health care in this country. To all the Republicans who whine that Obamacare is a job killer, I say this: You idiots. Why didn’t you support bumping the Medicare payroll tax, make Medicare the universal, single payer system and make people pay for their own health insurance instead of having their employer pay for it? The answer to that question was provided by Alan Grayson when he pointed out that the Republican’s health care plan was for people to die when they got sick.

Dec 14, 2012 12:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnnyRacer wrote:

Yeah, the state of PA is in a bad way with the crooked Gov Corbett at the helm, beholden to any and all corporate interests over the priorities of the public. He being the Gov who was then the lead prosecutor looking into the Penn State child abuse scandal – who refused to conduct a THOROUGH and UNBIASED investigation due to his status as a Trustee of the university – time to impeach this world-class A-hole….among many other GOP governors and legislators

Dec 14, 2012 2:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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