Under the law, most of the uninsured would get coverage through an expanded Medicaid, which Obama tried to force down states' throats by threatening to take all their federal Medicaid funds away if they didn't play along.
The one saving grace of the Supreme Court's disastrous ObamaCare ruling was that it struck down this federal power grab, giving states the option of refusing to comply with the Medicaid expansion, without risking any existing federal Medicaid dollars.
Even liberal Maine made it clear that it has no interest in ObamaCare's overgrown Medicaid plan. Just as the ink was drying on the court's ruling, the state moved to cut more than 20,000 people from its Medicaid rolls immediately.
Meanwhile, more and more states are refusing to create ObamaCare's insurance "exchanges." In fact, just 14 states have even passed laws authorizing the creation of them.
What more states are realizing is that setting up an exchange is a fool's errand.
Under the law, if a state doesn't set up an insurance exchange, the federal government will do it for them. That alone gives states an incentive not to bother, since they can pass all the costs and hassles of running the exchange to the feds.
Plus, by handing the job of creating the exchanges to the federal government, states can actually protect state-based companies from the ObamaCare mandate that they provide insurance to their employees or pay a penalty.
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