Thus, an unknown number of providers in the state limit how many Medicaid patients they will care for.
Who knows how that will work out.
And it gets worse.
Last week, the White house said it would simply waive the part of Democrats' law that required employers to offer insurance to workers. This created another problem.
People are supposed to get subsidies to buy insurance on state "exchanges" only if their employers don't cover them. The size of the subsidies were to depend on income.
But on Friday, the administration said that since it will not require businesses to report benefits until 2015, state "exchange bureaucracies" need not verify income when people apply for subsidies.
People can lie about how much income they have and still get subsidies from taxpayers.
This "bending the cost curve" business is likely, for taxpayers, to be in an upward direction.