The 17th amendment removed an important power of the states in the interest of reducing corruption. Moving that power back to the states while creating a hybrid system that also curtails corruption is the goal of this new amendment.
The argument about failing ObamaCare websites is bogus. It is not about the websites. Rather it is what you are compelled to do by ObamaCare itself. In this case, the cure is much worse than the disease.
For any Alaskan interested in getting a better understanding of our state’s history of resource development and the resulting impact on our state’s political culture, Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier is well worth the read.