After the recent Supreme Court validation for ObamaCare, Pravda.ru wrote “Millions of Poor Americans Will Be Without Health Care”.
“Millions of Americans will be poorer without the benefits of health reform after Republican states apply a paragraph of the judgment of the Supreme Court in order to escape administrative responsibilities. About 16 states ruled by Republicans threatened not to implement the clause providing for the expansion of the insurance bill proposed by President Barack Obama two years ago.
“Another seven states have criticized the White House program and also indicated that they do not support the statutes of the new health system. If the boycott case materializes, some 11 million people will be out of federal help.
“Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Indiana are among the states that have announced their opposition to the expansion. Also, Texas, where the law would benefit two million people, said no to the program claiming that its cost would be $27 billion in two years.”
Under ObamaCare, the states have the option of not fully implementing ObamaCare. According to Pravad.ru, at least 23 states—almost half the country—may exercise that option. The result will be about 11 million poor people in those 23 states who not have full access to “free” medical care.
My question is this: Will the poor, unable to get free medical care in some states emigrate to the other states that provide full ObamaCare benefits?
How ‘bout illegal aliens? Will they prefer to emigrate from Mexico into those states that provide full ObamaCare and avoid those states that do not?
If the poor and illegal aliens tend to emigrate from states that do not fully implement ObamaCare to states that do, will the states that fully implement ObamaCare be subjected to additional economic costs as their populations of poor and illegal aliens increase?
Will the states the refuse to fully implement ObamaCare find their economies stimulated by a loss of poor people, illegal aliens and the associated costs?
Will ObamaCare contribute to two classes of states in this country: one class of states that fully embrace socialism; another class that tends to reject the most extreme forms of socialism? If this two-class system develops, will the resulting comparison tend to show that socialism is good or bad?
Will the federal government permit that comparison? Or, will the feds seek to repeal the states’ right to refuse to fully implement ObamaCare?
Will states that implement ObamaCare suffer unexpected financial and political burdens caused by the emigration of poor people?
Will the states that refuse to implement ObamaCare see their economies unexpectedly strengthened?