13 states rebelling against Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act aims to expand Medicaid coverage for millions of the working poor. But some state leaders aren't willing to take on the extra costs -- even if they lose federal funds along the way.

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Jul 16, 2013 11:43AM
If Obamacare is for everyone, then the House and Senate should also be forced onto this plan just like their constituents.  The legislators for the US do not have the people of the US in mind, only grinding out their own agenda.  Mandatory health care should be mandatory for all.  Let's start with Harry Reid and go from there.  The minute this is mandated, I am sure you will see a turnaround in who votes for what plan. 
Jul 16, 2013 11:26AM
I left Washington State, a place with high welfare and medicaid spending and moved to Indiana a state with low social service spending.  I may not be a fan of my new state but I have seen an increase in the budget for education (key to getting out of welfare state) and lots of for hire signs.  While the cuts to education and hours for my children (who are still in Seattle) in their minimum wage jobs have made the news in Washington.  Taxes are lower in Indiana because people pay their own way.  I raised my children to stay off the government dole.  Both work minimum wage, too few hours to qualify for benefits and neither is on food stamps or welfare.  No one is entitled to government support for doing nothing. 
Jul 16, 2013 12:15PM
If our founding fathers saw the over reach of our Government today they would impeach them.
Jul 16, 2013 10:56AM
You will no longer have good health care if this act sees the light of day
Jul 16, 2013 11:01AM

Do you not see that hospitals are already closing due to this so call health care, wake up America.  Educate yourself before it is to late



Jul 16, 2013 11:50AM
How do you think obama plans on paying for free healthcare for 30 million more illegals?

They already get everything for free and have closed down many hospitals via bankruptcy.

AMNESTY is such a great idea. And who better to implement it than a community organizer?

Jul 16, 2013 11:35AM
Monopolies are always bad.  State monopolies are the WORST!   It is interesting to hear liberals demanding a monopoly for 'healthcare'

Their vision is socialism.  They want everyone to pay for healthcare, but fail to realize that we could just mandate that everyone buy insurance.  But no, they have to have some people buy insurance that will not use it to PAY for those that are extreme risks.

Sorry, but BUY your own, and don't pick my pocket to pay for it.  Democrats always want someone else to pay for them.  Thieves and scum....  They should be hanged...

Jul 16, 2013 11:59AM
It seems to me Obama is dividing the country again.  Going back to North/South status!
Jul 16, 2013 11:40AM
thirteen now, thirty seven to join soon.
Jul 16, 2013 12:10PM

Regal you are not comparing apples to apples. We paid extra taxes specifically for SS. This was to supplement our pensions or now IRA's. We were not given a choice we were forced to pay in so yes we are going to collect our benefits that we were forced to pay for.

The affordable Healthcare act is totally different. It is basically a federal mandate that we buy something we may or may not be able to afford. And if you can't afford it I am forced to help you pay for it. That is socialism.

Jul 16, 2013 12:20PM

You're an idiot. We don't hate America, we hate the road of the demise of this great Country and want to fight to get back the real America!

We wish all of the Socialists and Communists would get the heck out instead of trying to destroy the once great USA!
Jul 16, 2013 10:31AM

Only 13 states? 11 states seceded the last time Washington divided us. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Jul 16, 2013 10:47AM
Jul 16, 2013 11:32AM
Interesting dilemma, opt out states may end up losing some of its indigent population to its neighboring welfare states. Furthermore, why should opt out states citizens pay full federal income taxes if the federal government denies them the benefit of paying such taxes?   
Jul 16, 2013 11:52AM
Idaho also opposes Obama care but got left off the list.
Jul 16, 2013 10:27AM

"If you like the healthcare plan that you have now, you can keep it and will not have to change your healthcare plan." Barry Obama

"You git free 'surance fo' you, yo' kids, and yo' baby-daddy too." Barry Obama

Jul 16, 2013 10:44AM
ill sy it again that black a$$ will ruin the country   wake up people   throw him out of  office>>
Jul 16, 2013 11:33AM
every one is talking about costs, not one story directly linking the high health care costs to the true culprit the medical industry, hospitals, doctors unreal malpractice insurance fees, and the pharmaceutical companies with their non-curing but addictive overpriced drugs. come on most people out side of doctors and RNs are not even making a living wage, most of the costs are for the administrative and legal payouts
Jul 16, 2013 11:48AM
Any health plan based on the stock market will quickly become unaffordable.
Jul 16, 2013 11:45AM
Hope all those Katrina New Orleans slugs leave Texas and head to some state for freeloaders.
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