ObamaCare relies on states to expand insurance coverage through Medicaid and to set up exchanges (read “bureaucracies”) through which new health insurance subsidies will be distributed.
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) explaining why his state will NOT be creating a state ObamaCare exchange. “The full extent of damage the law causes to small businesses, the nation’s economy, and the American health care system will only be revealed with time. The State of Louisiana has no interest in being a party to this failure.”
So far, 21 states have said they definitely or probably will NOT set up state exchanges. States recently joining the opposition include Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine, Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgia, and Indiana.
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