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Obama Slaps States That Don’t Comply With Obamacare

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Via Moonbattery

Newsmax

Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department.

Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday.

And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums.

The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be those under Republican control. In those states, HHS will set up the exchanges

GOP governors are taking a hard line against implementing any part of the healthcare law, which will mean insurers in their states will need to pay the monthly fee, The Hill reports.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced this week that her state will not set up an exchange, calling the proposal “too expensive and too risky.” Her decision brings the total of states refusing to comply with the act’s provisions up to 17.

The exchanges were supposed to be up and running in all states by 2014. HHS plans to charge insurers 3.5 percent of the premiums for each plan they sell through the federal exchange.

There are still some states that haven’t yet decided whether to set up their own exchanges or use the federal exchange option, so it’s not yet known how much money the HHS will collect from insurance companies. In addition, HHS said it might change the user fees later on as more people enroll through the exchanges.

But exchanges that don’t attract enough insurers may make the companies carry larger percentages of unhealthy and thus expensive, patients, making them appeal even less to customers.

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  1. Hawaiian

    December 2nd, 2012

    That’s how communists roll

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  2. Dr. Tar

    December 2nd, 2012

    “Ve have vays of making you vork.”

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  3. Jarhead Cracka

    December 2nd, 2012

    The Feds designed this system, make them own it. Then when the citizenry complains about Obumsteercare the Govs can remind them who set up this crap.

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  4. Diann

    December 2nd, 2012

    What a petulant, spoiled baby. I am ashamed that this self-centered teet-sucker is our President. God help us one and all.

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  5. Death_By_Farts

    December 2nd, 2012

    And states like Arizona, Texas, and Indiana (all with conservative Gov’s) are gonna stand up and slap him back.

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  6. sileceal

    December 2nd, 2012

    When Baker Hughes abruptly dumped promised retiree coverage recently and forced us all to find alternative coverage (along with the already forced particption in the Medicare crap) I told the hubster to give it maybe 3, 4 months and all of a sudden the premiums would skyrocket. So living in TX, and considering our contentious relatonship with The Won Pr%&# our premiums will REALLY skyrocket. (And the off-loading of the Medicare crowd has already begun)

    The evil ones will ALWAYS find a way to tighten the screws—AND line their own pockets.

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  7. Jimmy

    December 2nd, 2012

    It’s time for full-blown, state’s “nullification” of unconstitutional Federal law.

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  8. Left Coast Dan

    December 2nd, 2012

    I’m getting a 23% increase in my premiums in May, for coverage I just began in November.

    Own This!

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  9. Shiite from Shinola

    December 2nd, 2012

    fuck Barry-0

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  10. Bob M.

    December 2nd, 2012

    Can we secede now?

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  11. Tim

    December 2nd, 2012

    It’s time for the states to slap back.

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  12. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 2nd, 2012

    Fourteenth amendment?

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  13. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Boobie tRD–

    As much as I love “Calvin & Hobbes”, your current avatar would look much better with BHO photoshopped in the toilet, instead of Calvin.

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  14. beachmom

    December 2nd, 2012

    I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
    Making up rules as they go along?

    Think this administration is out of control now?
    We ain’t seen nothing yet!

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  15. Carlos The Jackal

    December 2nd, 2012

    The states need to slap back. How about we starve the beast and withhold federal tax extortion on 04/15/13?

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