Running Out of Other Peoples’ Money


At the end of 2016, the unaffordable Affordable Care Act requires that the state-run Obamacare exchanges operate without any federals subsidy. The Hill reports that states are now trying to find ways to keep the schemes solvent.

A number of states are quietly considering merging their healthcare exchanges under ObamaCare amid big questions about their cost and viability.

Many of the 13 state-run ObamaCare exchanges are worried about how they’ll survive once federal dollars supporting them run dry next year.

Read the whole thing.

7 thoughts on “Running Out of Other Peoples’ Money

    • When you:
      -make a decision based on ideology,
      -are warned by those who know what they’re talking about that it’s a bad decision,
      -stubbornly stick with it in order to feel good about yourself,
      Then you don’t get credit for having good intentions, because you don’t have any. Feeling good about yourself while screwing over other people makes you a bad person.

      Liberalism isn’t JUST a mental disorder, it’s the political philosophy of bad people.

      • ^^THIS^^ is why I don’t feel bad taking money from my parents to help keep my own family afloat since I lost my job in 2013 thanks to the PPACA. They voted for it, they swore that no one would lose their job or their health insurance, they can at least assist those they know who were directly impacted by their votes.

  1. And of course for the folks buying their insurance on the state exchanges there is the question of whether they will continue to be eligible for subsidies once they are dumped into the federal exchange.

    I spent years warning family and friends about what this bill was going to do, but I was just told I was over-reacting and needed to stop watching Fox News (which I didn’t watch at the time). Schadenfreude only goes so far when you’re dealing with a lot of schaden yourself because of those idiots.

  2. Yup. This is why Alabama’s governor balked at the Medicare/Medicaid expansion, despite people shrieking from the rooftops about what a fool he was. Who’s the fool now?

  3. Collapse via King v. Burwell of most of the PPACA scheme may be a small blessing that people don’t realize initially. The majority of this act was not written well. If only the “command authority” level of the administration would get over its fears and let proper legislative amendment occur instead of the bizarre administrative re-writes it could be made workable perhaps. The chances of that happening are so minuscule that I don’t think we have appropriate technology invented to measure exactly how small they are.

    On Sat, 23 May 2015 12:28:56 +0000

    • “If only the “command authority” level of the administration would get over its fears…”

      Hahahaha… no. If the PPACA collapses under judicial review, our not so esteemed Dear Leader is left with ashes as his presidential legacy. Right now that’s ALL he’s really got to hang his hat on. There will be no graceful losing, no gentlemanly ‘I fold’. If he’s not applying legally questionable methods of pressure to the court as we speak I would be shocked.

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