5 Republican governors stand against Obamacare Rescue


This from Reuters:

“The Supreme Court is due to hear opening arguments in the case known as King v. Burwell on March 4, marking the second major challenge to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the justices ruled in 2012 against a claim that it was unconstitutional. The latest case tests the tax-credit subsidies at the core of Obamacare.

In its ruling expected by June, the high court could bar the federally run insurance marketplace from providing the subsidies in at least 34 states. That could throw the insurance system into turmoil as states respond in starkly different ways.

In response to Reuters’ queries, spokespeople for the Republican governors of Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina and Wisconsin said the states were not willing to create a local exchange to keep subsidies flowing. Republicans argue that Obamacare is unacceptable government intervention that raises costs for consumers and businesses.”[i]

Arkansas Obamacare ExchangeSo where does Arkansas stand on the issue?  …..With the liberal states. 

In 2013 Arkansas passed Act 1500 to provide for the creation of a state exchange.  So far it looks like the 2015 Arkansas legislature is going to let the Arkansas Obamacare Exchange be created.



[i] http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/17/us-usa-healthcare-subsidies-idUSKBN0LL0A120150217