Saturday, November 10, 2012

UPDATING: ACA of 2010 Exchange Deadline Extended: Now, December 14, 2012

Even the newly-extened date appears as a pretty short turnaround trip, for states that haven't yet begun the effort (some 20 of them, at last count).

And remember, since all states' residents pay into the federal fisc via federal income taxes, any state that refuses to create its own exchange essentially says to its residents that they are happy to let other states have the program, and the money (for now), and then simply wait for the federal exchanges to be imposed on each state that doesn't create its one of its own.  And, truth be told, that is kind of the opposite of what the deeply red states, like Texas, and Gov. Rick Perry claim they actually want -- as a matter of policy. Gov. Perry talks a lot about states' rights. This ought to be one of them.

In any event, this comes to us courtesy of the New York Times, overnight:
. . . .The original Nov. 16 deadline will be extended to Dec. 14 — and in some cases to Feb. 15, the administration said. . . .

Do stay tuned.

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