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States suing to overturn health law also taking subsidies under same health law they hate so much

In the latest example of “do as I say, not as I do”, seven states suing the federal government to overturn the new health care law are already receiving subsidies to help with retiree health costs under the new health care law. Yes, in the grand tradition of those concerned with keeping the awful government’s hands off of their Medicare, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Nevada are eagerly helping businesses take advantage of these grants, while parading their “opposition” to the health law in public. This is why it will be so hard for the opposition to overturn this law – it addresses a real problem with real solutions instead of empty rhetoric. And, in the end, facts do matter.

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Jeff Shaw

    August 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  2. Chris Hatfer

    August 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, this is the same money that corporations were previously paying prescription drug costs for their retirees, and was taken from them to fund health reform. Why wouldn’t the states take this funding even though to me it looks like a wash ?

  3. Adam Searing

    August 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

  4. Chris Hatfer

    August 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    If you remember, Rep. Waxman made a big deal of this in the papers, and then when confronted with the facts, mysteriously cancelled this meeting with the business executives. No reason was ever given for this abrupt action, and no meetings were ever held.

  5. Adam Linker

    August 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    That doesn’t change the fact that corporations were double dipping from the taxpayer trough.

  6. Adam Searing

    August 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    So Chris, seems like you are OK with corporations double-dipping on those tax credits.

  7. Chris Hatfer

    August 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I would assume that if companies discontinued prescription coverage for these retirees , they simply moved over to Medicare D coverage, so ultimately the government paid anyway.