I was wondering when someone would do something like this. I think many states will opt to not expand state Medicaid programs due to lack of funds. When it comes to laying off police officers or cutting Medicaid, Medicaid loses. The Individual Mandate and the federal mandate to determine what qualifies as an ”˜acceptable’ health-insurance plan are tools for raising costs for healthy people. Basically it makes healthy living a sin tax.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would do considerable damage to the Democratic health-care law by allowing states to ”˜opt out’ of its key provisions.
The State Health Care Choice Act would let state governments choose whether or not to participate in various aspects of Obamacare, including: the individual mandate forcing citizens to purchase health insurance or pay a fine, the employer mandate forcing businesses to provide health insurance or pay a fine, the mandated expansion of state Medicaid programs and the federal mandate determining what qualifies as an ”˜acceptable’ health-insurance plan.