Four states, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, have chosen to not implement Obamacare with its 20,000 pages of rules.
Politico reported about their refusal on March 19th and said the feds will still “enforce its new measures — including new benefit mandates, cost-sharing guidelines and rules on how insurers rate customers — to retain control over their health insurance markets.
The states insurance departments have received letters from Gary Cohen, director of the federal Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, informing them that they – the federal government – will enforce Obamacare because the states have not. At the same time, only 11 states and Washington have started to adjust laws to prepare for several major Obamacare reforms taking effect in 2014.
HHS has been rather quiet on the issue and the feds are in talks with those states.
Oklahoma is still challenging Obamacare in federal court.
God bless Oklahoma!
John Doak, the insurance commissioner of Oklahoma, notified HHS that “In 2010, State Question 756 received overwhelming support by voters of an amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting laws which compel individuals, employers and providers to participate in health care systems.”
Unfortunately, the wall of tyranny has been broken through. The disorganized bureaucracy now controls 17% of our economy and the health care of every citizen in the United States. If you don’t like their decisions, you will not be able to sue them as you have been able to do with insurance companies. Meanwhile, the rule makers at HHS are still writing rules, sometimes as many as 800 in a single day. What could possibly go wrong?