Next Obamacare deadline: State health exchanges
November 15th, 2012
03:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Next Obamacare deadline: State health exchanges

New York (CNNMoney) - States have until Friday to decide whether they will set up health insurance exchanges, a key provision of President Obama's controversial health reform law.

The health exchanges, which are scheduled to open their doors in 2014, will create online marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can find more affordable insurance plans. Uninsured Americans whose incomes range from 100% to 400% of the federal poverty level will be eligible for federal subsidies.

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    Even the worst governor in America, Florida's Rick Scott, is now softening his tea bagger stance on ACA.

    November 15, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    No wonder conservatives are angry over Obamacare. Red states will continue the trend of taking in more federal dollars than what they pay in taxes, while blue states will pay even more for what they receive now.

    November 15, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. just sayin

    and so the nightmare begins... i hope the 20-30 million people estimated by the cbo to lose their medical coverage enjoy their new government run healthcare. btw, have yo useen where the post office is 16 billion in the red? welcome to government run enterprise. stupid, stupid americans.

    November 15, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. pappy

    Oh this should be good, goodbye health care

    November 15, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Frank - FL

    States – JUST SAY NO!

    November 15, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  6. it must be said

    >Rudy NYC
    >No wonder conservatives are angry over Obamacare. Red states will
    >continue the trend of taking in more federal dollars than what they pay in taxes,

    why do you hate poor people so much? obamacare is being forced on everybody. nobody wants it except the usual takers.

    November 15, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  7. just sayin

    and the cbo estimates that even after all this money being spent, over 30 million people will not have health insurance. obamacare is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the american people. it was nothing but a poison pill to bankrupt and destroy the private health insurance industry and turn all of our healthcare into governemnt run garbage. stupid, stupid americans.

    November 15, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. ghostriter

    Comical republicans. Funny, I don't see where the healthcare in MA is worse for wear. Matter of fact, the fallen hero Romney was talking about how successful it was before he got the hammer thrown down on him.

    November 15, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. get over it

    just sayin
    Then never go to a library, hope the police never have to come save you from a crime, and no fire at your home ever.
    Go seek some grief counseling dude for your Rethug loss.

    November 15, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  10. yasmine

    @get over it

    High 5 to you!!....

    wait until Texas turns blue.. the repugs are going to loose their minds

    November 15, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    GOP/Teatroll theme song for 2012-2016: Broken Hearts are for A–holes by Frank Zappa...because, well, look up the lyrics and take a moment realize that what he's singing about is exactly what the Teatrolls want to do to everyone they consider "not one of us."

    November 15, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Oh this should be good"

    Indeed. When red states like TX attempt to play their rile-the-base 10th Amendment card by refusing to set up the exchanges in order to try to hamper the ACA and make it not work, the federal government will move in and set up these exchanges for them, because the ACA gives the federal government the power to do so. I'll be pouring a whole new bowl of Schadenfreude Flakes for that one...just gives me a tingle up my leg to watch you GOPers/Teatrolls engage in futile tantrums.

    November 15, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "and the cbo estimates that even after all this money being spent, over 30 million people will not have health insurance. "

    Wrong. Get your facts straight. What you just said is a blatant misrepresentation of CBO's conclusions.

    "obamacare is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the american people. "

    Sorry, but that would actually be "trickle-down economics." Nothing beats convincing an entire country that giving all the money to the very rich somehow magically results in them not wanting to horde, consolidate and hold onto all of it with a death grip. Number 2 is probably Cabbage Patch Kids.

    November 15, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. just askin

    so how much is it going to cost the american taxpayers to insure all of the illegal aliens in the country? or will the irs go after them like it will us citizens? they are given amnesty now so i assume that amnesty and free ride at our expense will continue.

    November 15, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Go seek some grief counseling dude for your Rethug loss."

    Indeed. And, just to make it abundantly clear, GOPers/Teatrolls: OUR VALUES WON. Learn it.

    November 15, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. just sayin

    told it would cost less than a trillion. now up to 2.7 trillion before it even kicks in entirely.

    told it would lower healthcare premiums. healthcare premiums skyrocketing.

    told it would ensure most people. now find out 30 million will not be insured.

    lies, lies, lies.... all the democrats have ever sold the american people. stupid, stupid, americans.

    November 15, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  17. vic , nashville ,tn

    “The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled over 15 years, and also boomed in Southern states like Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.”

    Republican governors please consider this news and work President

    November 15, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Any of these "red states", also known as "welfare states", that do not meet the deadlines to help their citizens should be fined by the federal government for dragging their feet and resisting the law as defined by the supreme court.

    November 15, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    Many states are bound to reject that.

    November 15, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |