Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Provision in ACA Could Unravel Obamacare Without Congressional Vote

The Daily Caller reports:
A provision of the Affordable Care Act established to advance Obamacare could do just the opposite if a Republican is voted into the White House in the next election cycle.

Section 1332 of the law, set to take effect in 2017, would allow conservative states to to change how they implement their health care policies without a congressional vote if the executive branch approves of the plan.

Under the provision, if states provide a reasonable alternative that covers the same amount of people and doesn’t increase the deficit, requirements including the individual and employer mandate could be eliminated.

The waiver would also give states flexibility on subsides and would potentially allow them to dispose of the online exchange.

A waiver so big that one might be able to get "campaign contributions" off it.