It is because the market can no longer support the exploding cost of medicine that big insurance and medicine turned to the coercive power of government to underwrite and subsidize their profits (not to mention”non-profits”). If you don’t think that PPACA was a bail-out, then tell me, who wrote it? It wasn’t the grass roots. Nor was it the legislators–they had to pass it to see what was in it. The only entities that are left are the lobbyists and special interest groups that prey on the public interest like piranhas. The industry is looking to have the public served up on a platter, and a state exchange is the means of accomplishing that. It will consolidate medicine in Idaho in fewer and larger hands. And the poor, and the common people will be hurt the most.

As noted above, the national legislature had to pass Obamacare to see what was in it. In the same way our state will not really know what rules will be imposed through a state exchange until we build one. It is a complete dereliction of duty to pass legislation without any knowledge of what it contains; it is equally derelict to create an exchange, giving complete control over to the Federal bureaucracy, with no enforceable guarantees as to what will be implemented through that exchange.

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