13 Reasons Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable


President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion of Medicaid. The correct answer to both questions remains a resounding no.

State-created exchanges mean higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less protection of religious freedom. States are better off defaulting to a federal exchange. The Medicaid expansion is likewise too costly and risky a proposition. Republican Governors Association chairman Bob McDonnell (R.,Va.) agrees, and has announced that Virginia will implement neither provision.

There are many arguments against creating exchanges.

First, states are under no obligation to create one.

Second, operating an Obamacare exchange would be illegal in 14 states. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia have enacted either statutes or constitutional amendments (or both) forbidding state employees to participate in an essential exchange function: implementing Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates.

Third, each exchange would cost its state an estimated $10 million to $100 million per year, necessitating tax increases.

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  • Mary

    Unfortunately, the Obamacare penalty “tax” is not a state tax but a federal tax. Muslims are exempt from the penalty tax under a religious exemption because insurance is against their (political) religion.  Christians and Jews need to claim that exemption also as abortion and euthanasia are against our religion.
    “Popular” traitors/criminals should NOT be given a get-out-of-jail-free card.  We the People need to demand that Obama be investigated, prosecuted, and impeached for fraud and  treason.  http://www.impeachpresidentobama.weebly.com

  • lokiswife

    Anyone who read the Obamacare bill will know why states are fighting against it. Go to thomas.gov, it’s in the 2009 bills and read as much as you can handle without getting sick. It’s another one of those bills with a fancy name, a few “crumbs” tossed in (kids on parents insurance to age 26, no cap on limits,etc.) and the rest is a massive and expensive takeover of the healthcare system in this country.