Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, speaks during an interview from her office, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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The Kansas Insurance Department was awarded more than $31 million to extend the new Kansas Medicaid/CHIP eligibility system and integrate it with the Kansas Health Insurance Exchange.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, which is leading the New England group, was awarded more than $35 million. It plans to create a system that allows all New Englanders to shop for health insurance.
The Oregon Health Authority's grant exceeds $48 million. It will be used to create a system where there are no gaps in coverage for anyone up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority received the most grant money -- more than $54 million. It plans to focus on eligibility and enrollment, as well as incorporate real-time claims processing.
And this money is coming from where?
Not that the constitution matters much anymore, but isn't the creation of a state exchange unconstitutional? Seems to me that it violates HCFA (Arizona Health Care Freedom Act), Ariz. Const. art. XXVII sec. 2(1)
HCFA protects people’s rights to make their own health care decisions. To that end, it prevents government from directly or indirectly compelling participation in any health care system (Ariz. Const. art. XXVII sec. 2(1)). “Compel” is a term of art that includes penalties, taxes, and fines. As a vehicle for enforcing the individual mandate/tax (including reporting to the IRS on who has not purchased government-approved insurance) and the source of penalties against employers (direct compulsion) and individuals (indirect compulsion), a state exchange violates HCFA. And because HCFA is part of our Constitution, state exchanges are unconstitutional.
If the state runs it will the state still have tp pay for all the illegals? they are not going to pay for health insurance anyway.
Jan will mess this decision up, just as she does most others.
this is all about deniability. if the states don't take part, they have only themselves to blame.
I do not have health insurance. I cannot afford health insurance. I have pre existing health conditions that prohibit me from gaining insurance by any other way that the ACA. Mess this up state legislature, and Ms. Brewer, and you have effectively signed my death warrant. What ever happened to a government of, by and FOR the people. Oh how I wish I could afford to move to another state. This state government stinks from top to bottom.
I hope she doesn't give the state control; we'll have better choices from a government-run exchange.
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