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  •  I actually think it might not be as bad as some (3+ / 0-)
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    jj32, sacman701, bythesea

    think. Clearly the system couldn't operate without subsidies. However, there would also be considerable pressure at the federal level to fix the issue so as to stop millions from getting kicked off their health insurance. Even in our highly polarized times, I think some sort of deal to fix the issue could be worked out (perhaps in exchange for getting rid of the employer mandate or something like that).

    Even if a federal fix couldn't be worked out, state legislators would be under tremendous pressure to deem the federal exchange to be their state's exchange. Although some hardcore Republican states (most significantly Texas and possibly Florida and Georgia) would likely still refuse the fix, I think most states would work towards a work-around to the premium rises and disenrollments. Even in the worst case scenario I think Obamacare ends up continuing to function everywhere but the deep south, Texas and Oklahoma and the reddest states of the mountain west.

    28, originally OK-1, currently NY-10. Former swingnut.

    by okiedem on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:52:44 AM PDT

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