Seven states have now straight-up rejected Obama’s faux insurance “fix”

posted at 7:21 pm on November 20, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Almost immediately after President Obama announced his questionably legal, blame-shifting “administrative fix” for the millions of Americans whose plans are being cancelled via ObamaCare’s most august auspices, a few states came out swinging against the last-minute snafu that allowing insurance companies to temporarily extend non-OCare compliant plans, and the list has grown a bit larger over the past few days (not even including that unfortunate incident in DC over the weekend). CNN tallies up:

On Tuesday, New York became the largest state to reject the proposal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, told reporters during a press conference that he doesn’t think the President’s fix is necessary for New York.

“We haven’t had the kind of issues in New York in our exchange that they’ve had nationwide,” Cuomo said. “Our program has actually been working well, the website has been working well, and we’ve had actually very good success with our program so we don’t see any reason to change it now `because we’re not having those types of issues.”

New York joins Washington, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Indiana in rejecting the President’s proposal.

Before making his decision, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of Minnesota received a letter from the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, who told him that the President’s fix “comes too late” and “will destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for Minnesotans.”

I would merely merely like to highlight the fact that this clearly isn’t just a bunch of red states mucking up the President’s wildly sudden, exceedingly sharp turn out of pure spite, but rather some of his bluest allies shutting it down. We’re still waiting on 20 state insurance commissioners to make their respective decisions (21 have indicated that they will be charging ahead with the plan, either because they’re accepting President Obama’s recommendation or because they had already reached that option of their own accord — but even then, it’s generally up to the individual insurance companies if they want to follow through or not), but I wonder how many more states are going to play along with a fake, face-saving fix that will only make their jobs harder and more confusing in both the short-, medium-, and long-terms.


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I’m sure it’ll all work out in the end…

Y’all just hate it because …racism

BigWyo on November 20, 2013 at 7:24 PM

…Cuomo is a freak!

KOOLAID2 on November 20, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Mark ‘Hide Under My Desk’ Dayton said ‘No way’…

He apparently wants more than one term as Governor.

*gack*

BigWyo on November 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I would merely merely like to highlight the fact that this clearly isn’t just a bunch of red states mucking up the President’s wildly sudden, exceedingly sharp turn out of pure spite, but rather some of his bluest allies shutting it down.

Rule #17 should take care of all these guys

kcewa on November 20, 2013 at 7:29 PM

He forgot the normal closing statement ” now turn in that gun “.

TX-96 on November 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

“Just plug the damn hole.”

Maddie on November 20, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Visit there at your own risk and stupidity.

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Why do I look at Cuomo and think of Chico Marx?

Wander on November 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Folks the state health commissars shooting down President Obama’s fix is all part of the plan. It provides him and Red State Democrats with a convenient scapegoat for the Obamacare debacle: America’s entrenched, unaccountable and seemingly insurmountable bureaucracy.

Mike Honcho on November 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM

. We’re still waiting on 20 state insurance commissioners to make their respective decisions

Why don’t these insurance professionals just do it? Why would they question O? After all, he was a part-time lecturer and a community organizer. What’s not to trust?

mankai on November 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Folks the state health commissars shooting down President Obama’s fix is all part of the plan. It provides him and Red State Democrats with a convenient scapegoat for the Obamacare debacle: America’s entrenched, unaccountable and seemingly insurmountable bureaucracy.

Mike Honcho on November 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Democrats plan on running against government incompetence?

mankai on November 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Wow, it’s almost like they didn’t think this through or ask anyone’s opinion before announcing their moronic idea.

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Seven states have now straight-up rejected Obama’s faux insurance “fix”

Just 50 more to go.

JusDreamin on November 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I heard that the next Obama target is going to be the greedy doctors.

BuckeyeSam on November 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Why do I look at Cuomo and think of Chico Marx?

Wander on November 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Chick-o Marx got his nickname because he liked girls.
Nothing further needs to be said.

vityas on November 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Fine parrot the Norwegian Blue……

viking01 on November 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

You mean Ta Da!!! doesn’t fly?

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I like the suggestion that we occasionally refer to Obamacare by its official title, the PP/CACA act.

LASue on November 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

No, no…. it ain’t sick… It’s restin’… It’s pining for the fjords the Norwegian Blue (parrot)….

viking01 on November 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Seven states have now straight-up rejected Obama’s faux insurance “fix”

The only state I am aware of that “straight-up” embraced this illegal fix is Maryland. I’m not sure about DC, their commissioner got fired for saying that it was illegal.

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I heard that the next Obama target is going to be the greedy doctors.

BuckeyeSam on November 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

The foot merchants?

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:01 PM

This is not what it seems. These are the far left doubling down on Obamacare. Mostly at his secret behest. As for Cuomo saying NY has a wonderful exchange, this is decidedly unlikely given only 48,000 people have signed up, none paid up. Most Medicaid.

pat on November 20, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Why do I look at Cuomo and think of Chico Marx?

Wander on November 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Oh, I don’t know. Are you in your 80s?

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Fire mark dayton and franken……could someone pass the popcorn

crosshugger on November 20, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Enroll America Director Conspires to Release Private Data

After meeting with several Obamacare Navigators who openly encouraged our undercover reporters to lie about income status, health history and more, it became clear that personal data was also being “cross-pollinated.”

Enter Enroll America, a Sebelius-linked group dedicated to signing people up for Obamacare and Chris Tarango, Texas Enroll America Communications Director who Project Veritas caught on tape agreeing to help obtain a private list of potential Obamacare enrollee data for election/political purposes. Tarango goes so far to say he’ll “Do whatever it f****** takes.”

Akzed on November 20, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Q: “When were you born?”

Chico Marx: “I don’t know I was just a little baby….”

viking01 on November 20, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Oh, I don’t know. Are you in your 80s?

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Yeah. And what of it?

vityas on November 20, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Seven states have now straight-up rejected Obama’s faux insurance “fix”

Seven states down, fifty states yet to go.

Jodka on November 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM

massachusettes does not really count. they already have all the Obamacare mandates under romneycare.

gerrym51 on November 20, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Andrew Cuomo reminds me of Mika Brzezinski, Luke Russert, Chelsea Clintoon, Charlie Sheen and Caroline Kennedy.

If it weren’t for daddy you’d never have heard of them.

viking01 on November 20, 2013 at 8:23 PM

New York can tell Obama to pound sand because it had already screwed up its health insurance, which was already out-of-control expensive, with many of the worst attributes of 404Care. Rates are not going up in NY, people are not getting kicked off of old plans, and they are not losing their doctors. Hell, rates are even going down for many, thanks to you suckers in fly-over country.

Maybe I won’t move after all. Soon we’ll all be living in NY.

Nomennovum on November 20, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I heard that the next Obama target is going to be the greedy doctors.

BuckeyeSam on November 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

The foot merchants?

Happy Nomad on November 20, 2013 at 8:01 PM

The tonsil rustlers.

Solaratov on November 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Andrew Cuomo is an entitled little b!tch with a MAJOR power complex.
Fear the day he ever becomes President.

teacherman on November 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Nomennovum @ 8:28 PM

Wow! That’s the best news I’ve heard in 4 1/2 years! I guess when you live in Hell the fire don’t feel so hot.

teacherman on November 20, 2013 at 9:01 PM

As usual Cuomo misses the point. The Prez wasn’t reacting to a problem with people signing up. It was about people having their policies cancelled. What does the finely oiled web site in NY State have to do with cancelled policies? Nothing.

I’m beginning to believe Democrats need something really simple to help them understand basic questions. Maybe an etch-a-sketch would be a start.

IndieDogg on November 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM

1. Repeal Obamacare..period!! 2. Impeach Obama!! 3. Vote every Democrat out of every office in the United States!!
Begin restoring our once great nation!!

Marco on November 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Cuomo is an idiot. I tried to sign on to the NY health care site, and I was DENIED. For something that is MANDATORY. Nice work, New York!

Maddie on November 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Cuomo is gay as hell. Dude lives a public lie.

He will be TMZ’d in due course if he decides to run for president.

rickyricardo on November 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM

The High Insurance Commissar of The People’s Repulik of Kalifornia has already told insurance companies here that THEY WILL not cancel their old (and now ILLEGAL) policies.

GarandFan on November 21, 2013 at 1:25 AM

both the short-, medium-, and long-terms.

..or best 2 out of 3?

AesopFan on November 21, 2013 at 1:27 AM