ObamaCare: a law which the feds never intended to implement by themselves!

by Doug Book,  staff writer

The signature power grab of the left may be the “law of the land” as conceded by ever conciliatory House Speaker John Boehner, but getting the massively complex statute up and running will be far more difficult than getting it passed.

When Democrats rammed ObamaCare through congress in 2010, their intent was to literally acquire the power of life and death over the American people, not create a workable healthcare plan. And this becomes increasingly apparent as the requirements of the 2700 page behemoth are gradually made known.

Those who wrote the law believed that elected officials in the 50 states would eagerly invest an untold number of taxpayer millions for the creation of ObamaCare exchanges within their borders, dramatically increase state Medicaid outlays and permit the federal bureaucracy to legislate everything for which the state treasury would be responsible in perpetuity!

And now these fanciers of death panels and infanticide are stunned, simply stunned at the number of governors who refuse to finance an in-state testing ground for Barack Obama’s overpriced scheme of personal enslavement. For that reason, the federal government’s “…blaming of governors for not implementing ObamaCare is in hyperdrive…”  (1)

As of November 28th, 17 governors have refused to set up ObamaCare exchanges within their borders and 10 others remain undecided. Six states have opted for a state/federal “Partnership” exchange, meaning the state has foolishly invited the HHS to set up an exchange but will not assist in any way. All in all, this will eventually put the federal government on the hook for doing all of the work–from inventing computer systems which currently do not exist to providing and training employees–for half of the states in the nation! (2)

The creators of ObamaCare intended to rule, not work. Even the New York Times admits that “…exchanges are a centerpiece of President Obama’s health care law, and running them will be a herculean task that federal officials never expected to perform.”

And even if Kathleen Sebelius’,  HHS ObamaCare exchanges were somehow up and running in the 50 states, the problems of the healthcare fiasco will have only just begun. For the federal government must decide whether certain applicants are eligible for healthcare subsidies and the ObamaCare law “…only establishes subsidies through state-based exchanges, not the federal one[s].” This means a “constitutional fight” can be begin over whether HHS can offer subsidies through its own exchanges. And that battle could be waged in over half the states in the country! (1)

The deadline for states informing HHS of their preference on the implementation of exchanges has been moved back twice. Between now and the current date of December 14th, look for Obama’s minions piling blame on Republican governors and legislators throughout the nation for their unwillingness to provide healthcare for the deserving in their states.

After all, “…in the world of an ObamaCare supporter, all of the mistakes made in drafting the law or overestimating the ability of the federal government to implement it can be laid at the feet of Republican governors, not you know, the people who drafted the law.” (1)

If anyone believes all the disgraceful behavior took place during the passage of ObamaCare, stick around for what happens in getting it implemented!

 

(1) http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/28/wsj-yep-the-feds-are-totally-unprepared-to-launch-obamacare-exchanges/

(2) http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=962&cat=17

 

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3 thoughts on “ObamaCare: a law which the feds never intended to implement by themselves!”

  1. I always believed that the whole plan was deliberately made so complicated that
    everyone in the country will eventually just throw up their hands and say:
    “Just give us single payer”.

  2. Hi Doug…..yeah, right, sure…all Obama needs to do now to insure that his halo is forever tarnished and sooted with the grime of Federal force, is to continue bad-mouthing the Governors of the States who have, in effect, interposed themselves between the continued coercion and tyranny of Washington D.C. and the sovereignty of the individual states and peoples.
    Egads!! These Governors are NATIONAL HEROES!!… while Obama wallows, as head pig, in the Marxist slop of “inside the beltway”.
    All of the dissenting Governors, including my own Governor, Sean Parnell of Alaska, need to receive reams and reams of supportive e-mail from folks NATIONALLY….thanking them for their courage and actions.
    Perhaps you could do us a service here Doug, by publishing the names of these defiant Governors (hell-bent on protecting both their States and residents!!), the States they represent, and their contact e-mails or telephone numbers.
    That way, we can thank them all!!
    Great article, Doug…we all NEED to hear something positive.

    1. Hey, Jo

      That’s a great idea. Here are the states which have effectively told Barack, Sebelius and the HHS to lump it by refusing to either build a state exchange OR partner with the Feds:
      Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
      The undecideds are: Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia. Every other state has either decided to go “all in” for ObamaCare by building a state exchange or partner with the feds, thereby allowing the HHS to invade their state and impose all of the rules and expense the law allows. So far, 18 states have gone all-in and 6 opted for a “partner” deal. One Republican governor to disgrace himself in this way is John Kasich, the supposedly conservative gov of Ohio.
      Doug

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