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Small-business plaintiffs say the government is treating all 50 states the same even though Congress allowed them to opt out – and 36 did
The IRS is granting insurance subsidies to taxpayers in the 'refusenik' states, even though the text of the Obamacare law doesn't allow it
A federal judge denied the government's motion to dismiss the case on Tuesday
He also refused, however, to issue an injunction barring the Obama administration from implementing the law while the case moves forward
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a case that could fatally cripple the Obamacare health insurance law.
The Affordable Care Act forbids the federal government from enforcing the law in any state that opted out of setting up its own health care exchange, according to a group of small businesses whose lawsuit got a key hearing Monday in federal court.
Thirty-six states chose not to set up their exchanges, a move that effectively froze Washington, D.C. out of the authority to pay subsidies and other pot-sweeteners to convince citizens in those states to buy medical insurance.
"Now thats what I call a close encounter"-Will Smith - Independence Day
For the slow ones out there. =)
Where is the Alien Smiley faces anyways? That would own this site btw.
Anyways- Yes- We will see how lawful alot of this is.
If you opt out- You opt out. Nobody can force you to do anything.
But they have bigger lawyers, so I dont know?
"The CBO does not provide formal budget analysis beyond the 10-year window, pointing out that any calculation made beyond 2020, 'reflects the even greater degree of uncertainty' regarding those years. ... However, since program costs will be on an upward trajectory through 2019 (see Figure 9), it expects the cost of the program to continue to grow rapidly after 2019.
Moreover, as Figure 9 makes clear, most of the spending under this legislation doesn’t take effect until 2014. So the '10-year' cost projection includes only 6 years of the bill. However, as Figure 9 shows, if we look at the legislation more honestly over the first 10 years that the programs are actually in existence, say from 2014 to 2024, it would actually cost nearly $2 trillion.
CBO officially scored the bill as reducing the budget deficit by $138 billion over 10 years. Putting that in perspective, if true, it would amount to roughly 62 percent of the total deficit that the federal government incurred in February of 2010 alone. ..."
As Figure 10 shows, adding the cost of the doc-fix, discretionary costs, and other costs that were not originally included in CBO’s score to the legislation brings the total cost over 10 years of actual operation to over $2.7 trillion."
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Who's the spare 2? I would imagine the District of Columbia is one? What's the other? Puerto Rico maybe?
Racial and ethnic differentials in uninsurance rates could be greatly reduced under the Affordable Care Act, potentially cutting the black-white differential by more than half and the Hispanic-white differential by just under one-quarter. Improving coverage for these populations will depend on states adopting policies that promote high enrollment in Medicaid/CHIP and new insurance exchanges.