Why Is This Inevitable?
Bill Quick

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I wrote on Tuesday that both sides are wildly exaggerating the policy implications of this D.C. court decision. If the Supreme Court upholds the appeals court ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, every state government will set up its own exchange. In other words, the ruling is nothing but a speed bump for Obamacare.

I’m not sure I understand the inevitability of this.  Why would states which previously have not wished to set up exchanges suddenly decide to do so if Halbig is upheld?

Any health care wonks out there?  Clue me in, please.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Why Is This Inevitable? — 2 Comments

  1. Yeah, that was my thought too. Refusing to set up a state exchange as a mostly-symbolic poke in the eye to the Obama regime is one thing, but when that refusal is reframed as the reason residents’ health care premiums are so high the political calculus changes.