Obamacare Notches Legal Victory In Missouri

ObamaCare’s Ugly ‘Progress’

Both have received federal funding to help with enrollment. PHOTOS: The battle over Obamacare U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith said the restrictions were problematic for these two groups because Missouri, like 35 other states, has asked the federal government to operate its marketplace. (The remaining states are running their own marketplaces, or exchanges, as they are sometimes called.) It seems obvious these additional requirements obstruct the federal governments operation of the federal facilitated exchange, wrote Smith, who was appointed to the bench by President Clinton. Having made the choice to leave the operation of the exchange to the federal government, Missouri cannot choose to impose additional requirements or limitations on the exchanges, he concluded. A spokeswoman for Missouris attorney general said the office was reviewing the ruling. Smiths preliminary injunction in the case — St.
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Yes, we get a perfunctory apology for those Web site glitches, plus a suitably uplifting story about how someone finally found health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But its just too risky for him to say much more, because the State of ObamaCare is growing ever more troubled. No one expects President Obama to say much about ObamaCare in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday because there isnt much good to say about his signature achievement. For starters, its falling far short of the goal of universal coverage. The White House admits that only about 2.2 million people have signed up for health insurance through the program so far but even that numbers padded: It includes all whove picked a health plan, even if they havent yet paid for it, sort of like Amazon counting every item a shopper puts in their cart as a sale. So far, just 1.5 million have actually completed the ObamaCare checkout, including payment. Worse, surveys indicate that less than a third of those enrolling were previously uninsured.
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