Obamacare still vulnerable?

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    Thought this deserved it's own thread. Check it out...

    This might be slim hope, but I think most of us recognize at this point that Boehner's in no position to fight on, having received no cover from the people after this election. Clearly, John Roberts is a fucking lunatic... no help there. But can our governors and state legislatures put such a hurtin' on this thing so as to make it untenable?

    Read the whole article. For the sake of fair use, I just pulled you out one tasty bit. But it seems to me that if the States refuse to set up these exchanges and refuse to expand Medicaid, like Virginia's Bob McDonnell has said he'll do, it's going to be a rough row to hoe in Obamaland. And as you read down the article, these governors do appear to have good political cover as this thing chews such great holes in their budgets. More than half the States rose up to challenge it already. Will they follow through? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Nope, dupe. LOL
     
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    The federal gov't pays 100% of Medicaid for years, finally only 90%....zzzzzzzzzz, dupe.
     
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    Here's another article. It's a little older, but gives a bit more of the lay of the land:

     
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    the only change to ACA will be legislation to improve it by Democrats.
     
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    Hand your insurance market over to the feds. Makes sense.
     
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    Yep - it will be up to the Tea Party/Koch brothers to make sure that disinformation sways all those state's voters not to expel their governors and reps for dragging their heels when the residents of the other states have an easier time with their health care. Shouldn't be that hard, right?

    Obstinance to the bitter end, huh?
     
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    Yeah, it does. 'Cause they're taking it anyway. The feds are in control of the exchanges regardless of whether or not they're set up by the states. And if you actually read the article, it makes better fiscal sense to not set them up.
     
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    The ONLY time OBAMACARE is in trouble--is in 2016 after Obama is out of office--and all those admirer's get taxed 8% for it.
     
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    No, the feds don't control the exchanges if a state wants to design and build their own. Pretending otherwise now when states should be figuring out what they want their exchanges to look like is going to get some of these red states in an awkward spot philosophically come 2014-15.
     

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