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MissEdithKeeler writes,

We probably would not have had all of this drama if we'd just gone to universal health care like pretty much everyone has in Europe.

It's interesting that 22 Republican States have refused to implement health insurance exchanges -- meaning the Federal Gov't will do it for them. One big organization will be managing the health insurance for almost half the nation and using its size to get volume discounts on medical care and force down prices.

It won't be long before the people paying higher prices in the much smaller state-run exchanges will be clamoring to join the Federal Pool -- then you'll have single payer thanks to the Tea-Baggers. <LOL>

Six U.S. states became the first to meet Affordable Care Act rules for the creation of marketplaces by 2014 where local residents can buy medical insurance.

Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon and Washington, all states with Democratic governors, have made enough progress building their health-insurance exchanges to receive conditional approval to begin enrolling members in October 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said yesterday in a statement. The six represent less than half of the 14 states that have told the U.S. they will set up the online exchanges.

A majority of states, most led by Republican governors, may allow the U.S. to run the markets or choose to provide services such as consumer assistance in a partnership with the federal government. Twenty-two governors have already sent notice that they won’t build their own exchanges. The remaining states have until Dec. 14 to decide.


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