A new report, by former Missouri Insurance Commissioner Jay Angoff, shows that states in which governors and/or legislators resisted ObamaCare, and whose Attorneys-General challenged its constitutionality, had the lowest cost-per-enrollee:
States which established their own ObamaCare exchanges cost much more to enroll people. The worst, Hawaii, cost $23,899 per enrollee. The “best” of the state-based exchanges is California’s, which cost $758 per enrollee. For all states with their own exchanges, the average cost was $1,503 per enrollee.
If heavily populated Republican states, like Texas and Florida, had established their own exchanges that cost the same as California’s, the bill to federal taxpayers would have been $15 million higher than it was. If they had set up exchanges that cost the same as the average state-based exchange, the tab would have been $30 million higher.