Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research: “Fifty-eight percent of Americans (96 percent of Republicans, 10 percent of Democrats and 54 percent of Independents) support repealing the health care reform legislation that was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March, according to a new national survey conducted April 6 - 10 by researchers from Indiana University’s Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR).”
And The State of Georgia Couldn’t Agree More:
Georgia is the first state to announce it doesn’t want to participate in ObamaCare’s high risk pools program.
Georgia State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine doesn’t want to burden his state with an unfunded mandate when the money runs out.
ObamaCare provides $5 billion for high risk pools until December 31, 2013. (People who are sick and can’t qualify for health insurance are covered in high risk pools.)
Even Rick Foster, the chief actuary at CMS, thinks the $5 billion is not enough:
“We estimate that the creation of a national high-risk insurance pool would result in roughly 375,000 people gaining coverage in 2010, increasing national health spending by $4 billion. By 2011 and 2012 the initial $5 billion in Federal funding for this program would be exhausted, resulting in substantial premium increases to sustain the program; we anticipate that such increases would limit further participation.”
H.R. 4038, the Republican alternative, provided $25 billion to stabilize existing high risk pools from the savings generated by medical liability reform. Source. Source.
For previous ObamaCare Flatlines, go here http://www.gop.gov/obamacare.