Holtz-Eakin: GOP governors embracing "single-payer Trojan horse hidden in Obamacare"

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    The schism on the right about how to approach Obamacare continues. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a longtime critic of Obamacare and former CBO director for a previous GOP Congress, weighs in today with his suggestion in "Yes to Exchanges." He pulls out some of the right's greatest rhetorical hits from the past three years to warn that the tack some Republicans have taken on the state level is unintentionally embracing a "single-payer Trojan horse."

    The alternative, if states decline to design and operate their own exchanges, is a federally-facilitated exchange--an option several conservative governors have already chosen. Holtz-Eakin doesn't like this one bit:

    This is spicy stuff!

    I have to say, watching the debate on the right about what to do now is fascinating.
     
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    Apparently Missouri is one of those states. They voted down the ACA exchange, but now there is a Federal Insurance Pool on the Missouri Health Insurance Website. The Federal Insurance Pool Prices are more than double what they are in the private market & the coverage is way worse. I knew government health-care was going to be more expensive.
     
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    Yes, yes ... another display of how much pleasure you take in watching the minority agonize over their predicament. It's not uncommon to discover the raw psychology of the sadist lurking behind authoritarian polices.
     
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    ...that's a high-risk pool. It's only for the uninsurable and dissolves at the end of this year.

    The exchange is a marketplace with a level playing field. Missouri's will be operated by the federal government.
     
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    Very interesting, Greenbeard. I am a Republican who is fully aware that my party had twelve years to do something and decided instead to go to war and to deregulate public interest industries.

    Keep us informed, please.
     
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    The OP was obviously from four months ago but Holtz-Eakin teamed up with another conservative, Avik Roy, a Manhattan Institute fellow who blogs about health care for Forbes, to write an op-ed a week or so ago about The future of free-market health care.

    They make the basic argument that Obamacare isn't going away, so the conservative policy goal had to be to try to make sure it hews as closely to their preferences as possible. Quite true.

    Even the true believers seem to have gotten the memo.
     
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    I'd suggest you don't use that person as a source for any more information regarding PPACA, because they are far from being correct in their assessment.

    The Exchanges themselves almost no resemblance to single-payer health care. They are nothing more than a place where insurance companies list their plans for sale along with the prices so people can see the plans and prices and shop.

    Any state that opts out of running their Exchange will have a FFE - federally-facilitated exchange. All that means is that the federal government, HHS specifically, will run an Exchange.

    If, on the other hand, the state decides to run its own, then that is all it means. The state runs it. They still have to meet all the rules that the feds/HHS set for Exchanges.
     
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    :lol: Frank is one of the biggest loonies on the board, so this is high praise.
     
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    Indeed!
     

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