In today’s American Spectator I discuss the civil disobedience of the states that refuse to set up ObamaCare insurance exchanges.
The ostensible purpose of these exchanges is to provide “marketplaces” where people without health insurance can acquire subsidized coverage. Ironically, the law doesn’t actually require states to set up these bureaucracies. Yet, as Sally Pipes and Hal Scherz note, ‘only state-based exchanges … may distribute credits and subsidies.’
In other words …
If the states refuse to set up exchanges, they cut off the subsidies and tax credits that are the lifeblood of ObamaCare. Moreover, states that decline to set up these enabling bureaucracies will also be protecting their business communities from job-killing federal penalties — even if the federal government comes in and sets up its own exchanges.
So, a lot of states are “just saying no.” Last Friday, 3 more governors announced their refusal to set up ObamaCare exchanges.
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