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  •  Actually, all dollars come from the Treasury. (0+ / 0-)

    So, Christie's reference to state tax payers is disingenuous.

    Also, it is passing strange that people who apparently have no sense of time keep insisting that they be told the future ahead of time, and that should be pointed out on a regular basis as an unreasonable demand.

    Fact is that, although insurance companies are a middleman whose contribution to the quality of health/medical care is minimal, if not non-existent, the subsidies and direct payments via Medicare and Medicaid do represent about as direct a relationship between payer and provider as one can get. Compare that to the peregrinations of the dollar through banks and brokers and financiers to industrial or commercial enterprise until it finally gets to the producers of what people need to be sustained.
    So, when Christie carps about the state not having a thumb on the scale, he's looking for another layer of middlemen.

    Obamacare at your fingertips: 1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325

    by hannah on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:42:40 AM PST

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