This article talks about how the Supreme Court decision now leaves a conundrum for the State governments. Now that the Supreme Court has said that the Federal Government does not have the power to force States to expand Medicaid, it is up to the State governments to decide if they want to expand the program and face a substantial increase in their expenditures for years to come, or, put in exchanges funded 100% by the Federal Government.
All the while, Jen Taxpayer is thinking, “My taxes are going to go up, and nobody will speak for me.”
I’m screwed both ways here. It’s not a matter of whether my State will save money by doing one thing or the other. Both my State taxes AND my Federal taxes are going to go up. Substantially.
I am a State taxpayer, and a Federal taxpayer. We aren’t talking about different people, just one person footing two bills.
And then, in 3 1/2 years, I have to prove I have health insurance, and if experience has shown me anything at all, it will be about the same time the employer will dump my insurance.
So then I have to go buy insurance, to top it all off.
This is a purely practical reality, not a partisan complaint. There is no way out, this is my future. All I have now is to try to minimize my financial stake. In my fervor to do so, I noticed the author points this out:
Thus, if states neither expanded Medicaid nor set up exchanges, that would effectively block most of ObamaCare’s new entitlement spending.
I want that one, I pick that, write me down, I’m for it, where can I sign up, I’ll lead the march and print the petitions.
At the same time, if you don’t buy insurance, and you don’t really have to pay the fine, the Federal Government cannot force you:
The law, however, severely limits the ability of the IRS to collect the penalties. There are no civil or criminal penalties for refusing to pay it and the IRS cannot seize bank accounts or dock wages to collect it. No interest accumulates for unpaid penalties.
So how can the IRS enforce the mandate? Scary letters and threats to withhold tax refunds.
Ha! What tax refunds? After digging in my purse for loose change, and checking my dryer, the feds and the State won’t find any more money to take, there won’t be any stinking tax refunds.
If this nation’s governments were sane, they would automatically know what I must be thinking on this. But, instead of picking the door that says, “Less Government Intrusion,” they continuously demand more complicated methods to steal my children’s food.
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Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."
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