The costs for states that operate Obamacare exchanges are surging, putting them in jeopardy. Since this is the common path for most federal programs, it serves as yet another reason that all states should refuse to implement these exchanges and let the feds try to do it on their own – a nearly impossible task considering their limited resources.
A Washington Post article elaborates on this alarming but predictable development:
Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer call centers — and tepid enrollment numbers. To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing costs with other states and pressing state lawmakers for cash infusions. Some are weighing turning over part or all of their troubled marketplaces to the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, which now works smoothly.
The latest challenges come at a critical time. With two enrollment periods completed, the law has sharply reduced the number of uninsured and is starting to force change in the nation’s sprawling health-care system. But the law remains highly controversial and faces another threat: The Supreme Court will decide by the end of June whether consumers in the 34 states using the federal exchange will be barred from receiving subsidies to buy insurance.
The federal promises were seductive to many states. Lucrative subsidies were dangled in front of the states to woo them into implementing health care exchanges. Many of them complied, and now they are figuring out that they were sold a bill of goods. Like a deadbeat spouse, the feds cannot be trusted to do anything but lie, cheat and steal.
It is not too late for states who have erred to reverse course. As more evidence piles up regarding the disastrous nature of Obamacare, states should bail as quickly as possible. They should abandon their state-run health care exchanges immediately. No need to continue this senseless suicide pact with the federal government. The feds are already proving that they cannot live up to their words. Why wait around until their next blunder puts you further in the hole?
The states must act on their own because the Supreme Court isn’t likely to do us any favors. They have a case pending that could gravely harm Obamacare in King vs. Burwell. Many are hoping that they will come through with a pro-freedom ruling, but if NFIB vs. Sebelius (2012) was any indication, they will not have the gumption to move against Obamacare in a substantial way. That puts the onus upon We the People to get involved at the state level and take decisive action against this federal health care heist before it is too late.
We have the plan to make the fight easier for you. We have legislation to deny state-run health care exchanges. We have legislation that bans the expansion of Medicaid, a crucial feature for the successful implementation of Obamacare. We have legislation that blocks the IRS’ illegal taxes and prohibits enforcement by the state insurance commissioner. And we offer comprehensive legislation that enacts all of these steps and more, effectively nullifying Obamacare in your state.
The feds don’t want you to understand that Obamacare relies almost solely on state-level help to function. They don’t want you to understand that the states could destroy the unpopular program without dealing with Washington D.C. and its corruption for one second. So why sit around while Obamacare implodes and takes our prosperity down the drain in its failure? Call your state legislators, and demand that they introduce legislation to gut Obamacare before it’s too late.