Now that we have approached what should have been the deadline for states to say whether or not they plan to build state exchanges to comply with the Affordable Care Act, it is clear most of the Republican controlled states will not. The administration’s last minute decision to push back the deadline by another month to try to encourage more states to create exchanges seems unlikely to succeed.

But actually, this a positive development. I’ve always thought the idea of the ACA being based on state run exchanges instead of one run by the federal government was extreme stupid.