Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum prohibiting ObamaCare’s individual mandate. About 3 in 4 voters rejected this key provision, which would force individuals to buy health insurance or pay a tax.

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ObamaCare creates a nightmare of new bureaucracies. There are so many new boards, commissions and agencies created that a new Congressional Research Service report said an accurate count is literally “unknowable” because the law is so vaguely drafted. This creates huge opportunities for bureaucratic malfeasance. 

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The onerous new tax reporting requirements of ObamaCare which forces businesses to file IRS paperwork on a vast number of business transactions was up for a vote to be repealed in Congress and failed. 40 million businesses would be hit by the requirement. 

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Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed suit to overturn ObamaCare, because it violates a Virginia law which prohibits forcing citizens to purchase health insurance. The Department of Justice filed a motion to have the case dismissed, but a federal judge today ruled that the case is not frivolous and should proceed.

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“What would you think if bureaucrats confiscated your iPhone because they decided it didn’t provide enough value? State regulators may help the federal government do just that to the health-care benefits of millions of Americans. The most important element in implementing ObamaCare will be the requirement for health insurers to meet what is called a medical loss ratio.”

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Gail Wilensky, former head of the Health Care Financing Administration, believes that government agencies will be overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of pages of new regulations ObamaCare instructs them to develop. “The national health reform law includes the phrase “the secretary shall” more than 1,000 times, each of which refers to a new task for the Health and Human Services secretary.”

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ObamaCare was sold with rosy promises that insurers would be immediately banned from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. But that just means higher costs. “Some families might face higher insurance premiums because of a requirement in the new healthcare law that plans cover sick children, state insurance commissioners said Friday… But the new rules are leading some health plans across the country to stop issuing new child-only coverage, the state officials said. That could force parents to buy costly family coverage where in the past they could have saved money by buying separate policies for themselves and their children.”

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Despite successfully passing a law beginning a government take-over of the health care sector, the Left won’t stop until they get their “public option” and then a full-blown single-payer system. “The new national health care law may represent the largest expansion in the role of government since the Great Society, but for liberal activists, it was just the appetizer. Here at the annual Netroots Nation conference for self-described progressives, organizers discussed their strategy for pushing toward their ultimate goal of a fully government-run, or single-payer, health care system.”

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Even though ObamaCare was thousands of pages of legislative text, tens of thousands more pages of regulations are required to be written to implement the new law. Much of that is at the discretion of Administration bureaucrats and state officials. “Congress has left some of the most difficult decisions about health care reform to state insurance commissioners — handing a group of relatively obscure officials enormous power over the implementation of the law and the success or failure of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement.”

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“The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act is a new long-term care insurance program. The concept had floated around Washington for years before Congress inserted it into the Obamacare health law — most likely to provide a $70 billion piggybank that could be raided to cover up Obamacare’s initial deficits. Yet this ticking entitlement time bomb could cost future taxpayers trillions of dollars.”

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