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(Talking Points Memo)   ObamaCare's nefarious plan revealed: only people who live in blue states will reap the benefits of socialism   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 169
    More: Obvious, obamacare, red states, Medicaid expansion, Poverty in the United States, rand, Kaiser  
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2013-09-24 11:29:17 AM  
yep, he planned for your GOP controlled legislatures to screw you out of those benefits
 
2013-09-24 12:03:46 PM  
I'm kind of surprised that the GOP hasn't trotted this talking-point out already.  Probably saving it for the election cycle.
 
2013-09-24 12:07:36 PM  
The final tally on Medicaid expansion is, according to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation: 26 states have accepted it, 22 states refused it and three are still debating

There are 51 states now? What happened to 57?

Meanwhile, right wingers fark over the poor, AGAIN, and they applaud in the red states.
 
2013-09-24 12:10:16 PM  

mediablitz: The final tally on Medicaid expansion is, according to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation: 26 states have accepted it, 22 states refused it and three are still debating

There are 51 states now? What happened to 57?

Meanwhile, right wingers fark over the poor, AGAIN, and they applaud in the red states.


Yeah.  This country needs a lethal, but curable plague.  Something that will force Americans to see just how horribly they're getting screwed over by Republicans.
 
2013-09-24 12:11:13 PM  
The governor of PA has gone full retard on health care.
 
2013-09-24 12:12:27 PM  
Kentucky has accepted federal funding. I am certain that this will result in Governor Beshear being defeated in the next election.
 
2013-09-24 12:12:55 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Yeah. This country needs a lethal, but curable plague. Something that will force Americans to see just how horribly they're getting screwed over by Republicans.


"Gosh, we'd like to give you the shot, but your state said no to ACA. Going to cost you $1600 instead of $10. We'll need that money up front."
 
2013-09-24 12:13:33 PM  

mediablitz: The final tally on Medicaid expansion is, according to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation: 26 states have accepted it, 22 states refused it and three are still debating

There are 51 states now? What happened to 57?


Maybe they're counting DC...?
 
2013-09-24 12:16:19 PM  

mediablitz: The final tally on Medicaid expansion is, according to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation: 26 states have accepted it, 22 states refused it and three are still debating

There are 51 states now? What happened to 57?

Meanwhile, right wingers fark over the poor, AGAIN, and they applaud in the red states.


I assume DC is being counted.
 
2013-09-24 12:29:03 PM  

mediablitz: "Gosh, we'd like to give you the shot, but your state said no to ACA. Going to cost you $1600 instead of $10. We'll need that money up front."


ZOMG that would be hilarious. For some reason I keep flashing back to TDS' piece on Hawaiian health care.
 
2013-09-24 12:32:12 PM  
"We fixed it so your tax dollars are going to fund health care in other states, but when *you* get the lupus here we'll rent you this Bible!"
 
2013-09-24 12:37:33 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Yeah. This country needs a lethal, but curable plague. Something that will force Americans to see just how horribly they're getting screwed over by Republicans.


The "help the poor for a few years and then turn the entire country into detroit" plan is definitely the better way to go.
 
2013-09-24 12:41:48 PM  
Okay, so what percentage of people are going to blame Obama for the Supreme Court striking down the Medicare expansion, and the state governments for rejecting it?
 
2013-09-24 12:56:58 PM  

mediablitz: "Gosh, we'd like to give you the shot, but your state said no to ACA. Going to cost you $1600 instead of $10. We'll need that money up front."


You're forgetting just how quickly republicans can blame something they did on democrats.  Do you remember 2009 and "Obama's war in Afghanistan" and "The Obama recession"?

"Sure, we may have made it so you can't afford basic medical care and are going to die, but it's Obama's fault."
 
2013-09-24 01:01:40 PM  
Brownback would shut down Medicaid in Kansas entirely if he were sure he could get re-elected.
 
2013-09-24 01:02:25 PM  
A proud Washington state resident.

Hey Red Staters. How's that whole "Taking back our country" thing working out for ya?
 
2013-09-24 01:02:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The governor of PA has gone full retard on health care.


FTFY
 
2013-09-24 01:02:27 PM  
... but a recent Kaiser report estimated up to 6.4 million people will be left uninsured because states declined to expand the program and accept the 100 percent federal funding that came with it.

That is just disgusting. 100% federally funded and they still turn it down.
 
2013-09-24 01:03:26 PM  

Serious Black: Brownback would shut down Medicaid in Kansas entirely if he were sure he could get re-elected.


Kansaid or whatever the new version is called is already the next best thing to shutting the whole thing down.
 
2013-09-24 01:03:27 PM  
his plan is finally coming to fartuition
 
2013-09-24 01:03:33 PM  

SlothB77: Vodka Zombie: Yeah. This country needs a lethal, but curable plague. Something that will force Americans to see just how horribly they're getting screwed over by Republicans.

The "help the poor for a few years and then turn the entire country into detroit" plan is definitely the better way to go.


Thank for your opinion, but I don't really trust you.

I mean, you consider Ayn Rand to be a source of fun. So your outlook on helping the poor is a bit suspect.
 
2013-09-24 01:03:49 PM  

Voiceofreason01: yep, he planned for your GOP controlled legislatures to screw you out of those benefits


And he planned for the Supreme Court to rule: "that states cannot be forced to participate in the ACA's Medicaid expansion under penalty of losing their current Medicaid funding.[11][12][13]"

Crafty, Obama. Crafty.
 
2013-09-24 01:04:55 PM  

DamnYankees: mediablitz: The final tally on Medicaid expansion is, according to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation: 26 states have accepted it, 22 states refused it and three are still debating

There are 51 states now? What happened to 57?

Meanwhile, right wingers fark over the poor, AGAIN, and they applaud in the red states.

I assume DC is being counted.


DC is being counted.  You can see it on the chart if you get your eyes 3" from the screen.
 
2013-09-24 01:05:38 PM  

SlothB77: Vodka Zombie: Yeah. This country needs a lethal, but curable plague. Something that will force Americans to see just how horribly they're getting screwed over by Republicans.

The "help the poor for a few years and then turn the entire country into detroit" plan is definitely the better way to go.


If you don't understand the ACA, that is fine, but making up hyperbolic falsehoods reflects badly on you.
 
2013-09-24 01:05:56 PM  
People should be mad at their state legislatures
 
2013-09-24 01:05:58 PM  
Jesus, fark.  You're better than this.

In any given "Red State," like 30-40 percent of the people there are going to be liberals.  Stop blaming / laughing at everyone in a given state.  It's not our fault.  We tried.

Furthermore, there are places where the majority of people want to go blue, but can't because of 2010's gerrymandering mess.  More than 50% of North Carolina voted Democrat in the last election, if I remember correctly, but they wound up with way more Republicans than Democrats.

Stop laughing at "red states."  Start giving a fark about state elections.  Aim for 2020.
 
2013-09-24 01:06:05 PM  

Jackson Herring: his plan is finally coming to fartuition


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but Jackson, the real question is.. what fat dog best describes this situation?


/I know you have the perfect one..
//do not let me down.
 
2013-09-24 01:06:31 PM  
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I live in Iowa where the Governor is republican but make no mistake this is a Democrat's state.

I would relish watching places like Kansas and Texas turn into even bigger dumpsters than they already are. Maybe sooner or later the dipsh*ts will out 2 and 2 together (assuming they haven't banned public education entirely by then and cannot even do Kindergarten-level math) and realize that the gop is a gang of retards and vampires.
 
2013-09-24 01:07:33 PM  
fartruition? idk
 
2013-09-24 01:08:30 PM  

Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!


What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?
 
2013-09-24 01:08:36 PM  

Dafatone: Jesus, fark.  You're better than this.

In any given "Red State," like 30-40 percent of the people there are going to be liberals.  Stop blaming / laughing at everyone in a given state.  It's not our fault.  We tried.

Furthermore, there are places where the majority of people want to go blue, but can't because of 2010's gerrymandering mess.  More than 50% of North Carolina voted Democrat in the last election, if I remember correctly, but they wound up with way more Republicans than Democrats.

Stop laughing at "red states."  Start giving a fark about state elections.  Aim for 2020.


HAhahahahaa, you think that we can do anything in my state's elections now that we've been gerrymandered into having literally less than 1/3rd the representation of a given republican voter.  Ha.  Ha.  You think we live in a functioning democracy.  That's hilarious.

Burning down my state capital is a more viable solution than voting in state elections.
 
2013-09-24 01:08:46 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We fixed it so your tax dollars are going to fund health care in other states, but when *you* get the lupus here we'll rent you this Bible!"


Prayer has been shown to have a statistically significantly different success rate than modern medical technology. How do you like that, Fartbong0?
 
2013-09-24 01:10:06 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!

What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?


Do you really think he even has a wife?

Reallllly?
 
2013-09-24 01:10:55 PM  
Before the 2000 election, blue states were Republican.

What does it mean?  What's the significance?   I don't know!
 
2013-09-24 01:12:38 PM  
While I feel bad for anyone that lives in these terrible third world states and actually wants health care, I hope they can at least appreciate how hilarious it all is.
 
2013-09-24 01:13:24 PM  

Aristocles: We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.


Cut back on internet access. Please.
 
2013-09-24 01:14:15 PM  
Serious once this starts going, it's going to back fire on the GOP. Governors of Red States are going to be kicked out if they don't don't accept these free benefits.
 
2013-09-24 01:14:16 PM  

Heliovdrake: thismomentinblackhistory: Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!

What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?

Do you really think he even has a wife?

Reallllly?


Yeah, sure, why not?

Sounds like he should take some community college classes and get a skill-set which could get him a job with a decent company or organization that extends health benefits to spouses.

/unmarried
//gay
///covered by my boyfriend's health insurance plan
 
2013-09-24 01:14:20 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!

What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?


Well, UPS recently decided that it was going to drop spouses from it's health insurance plans.
However ... not the spouses of unionized employees - they keep their coverage because of the unions' contracts.
 
2013-09-24 01:14:42 PM  
If you respond to Aristocles, you're getting trolled

FYI
 
2013-09-24 01:15:11 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!

What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?


pretty much the majority of any average middle class income generating job. Adding a spouse or child here in SC would make my per paycheck contribution TRIPLE. I'd basically be working for free.

But maybe thats the goal. One job for healthcare, and another job for everything else.

/Its like an episode of HEY MON!
 
2013-09-24 01:15:33 PM  

Aristocles: thismomentinblackhistory: Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!

What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?

You know, I'm really starting to get the impression that Farklibs are merely limousine liberals who aren't really in touch with the demographics whose causes they pretend to champion.


Nope, we just pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps.
 
2013-09-24 01:15:34 PM  

TV's Vinnie: I live in Iowa where the Governor is republican but make no mistake this is a Democrat's state.

I would relish watching places like Kansas and Texas turn into even bigger dumpsters than they already are. Maybe sooner or later the dipsh*ts will out 2 and 2 together (assuming they haven't banned public education entirely by then and cannot even do Kindergarten-level math) and realize that the gop is a gang of retards and vampires.


Yeah, any state that doesn't agree with me politically is a dumpster!
 
2013-09-24 01:15:36 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: Before the 2000 election, blue states were Republican.

What does it mean?  What's the significance?   I don't know!


It's like unraveling a giant cable knit sweater that someone keeps knitting... and knitting... and knitting... AND KNITTING!
 
2013-09-24 01:15:59 PM  

ikanreed: Dafatone: Jesus, fark.  You're better than this.

In any given "Red State," like 30-40 percent of the people there are going to be liberals.  Stop blaming / laughing at everyone in a given state.  It's not our fault.  We tried.

Furthermore, there are places where the majority of people want to go blue, but can't because of 2010's gerrymandering mess.  More than 50% of North Carolina voted Democrat in the last election, if I remember correctly, but they wound up with way more Republicans than Democrats.

Stop laughing at "red states."  Start giving a fark about state elections.  Aim for 2020.

HAhahahahaa, you think that we can do anything in my state's elections now that we've been gerrymandered into having literally less than 1/3rd the representation of a given republican voter.  Ha.  Ha.  You think we live in a functioning democracy.  That's hilarious.

Burning down my state capital is a more viable solution than voting in state elections.


Throw LOTS of effort and resources at 2020 and take back the gerrymandering.  Or, you know, the burning.

Either or.
 
2013-09-24 01:16:09 PM  

Aristocles: EyeballKid: Aristocles: We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Cut back on internet access. Please.

Dude, I'm at work :)


Maybe if you didn't spend all your time at work on the internet complaining about ... someone none of us know and you never get around to identifying ... then maybe you'd have a better job where you wife could afford to get sick and/or pregnant.
 
2013-09-24 01:16:19 PM  

Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!


Why on earth is your wife not on your policy??  What kind of husband are you?!?!    Living paycheck to paycheck huh?   Maybe you need some assistance to help you out....like food stamps, you know, those things your sister in law gets that pisses you off.
 
2013-09-24 01:16:22 PM  

mediablitz: The final tally on Medicaid expansion is, according to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation: 26 states have accepted it, 22 states refused it and three are still debating

There are 51 states now? What happened to 57?


We lost 6 in Benghazi, but you won't see that in the lamestream media.
 
2013-09-24 01:17:17 PM  

nmrsnr: Okay, so what percentage of people are going to blame Obama for the Supreme Court striking down the Medicare expansion, and the state governments for rejecting it?


At least 40%
 
2013-09-24 01:17:59 PM  

Aristocles: thismomentinblackhistory: Aristocles: I'm insured through my employer, but Ms. Aristocles is not. We're living paycheck to paycheck and I don't know what we're going to have to cut back on in order to make these new payments.

Sucks because we're both healthy.

Thanks BOB!

What kind of shiatty job do you have that your wife isn't covered?

You know, I'm really starting to get the impression that Farklibs are merely limousine liberals who aren't really in touch with the demographics whose causes they pretend to champion.


I'm more of the "1999 Honda Accord liberal." I tend bar across the street from where I live in downtown Toledo, Ohio. I'm not better than anyone else on this stupid website. I do find it incredibly difficult to believe that your employer offers YOU health insurance, but not your wife. I've had my share of corporate jobs. Every health insurance plan I've ever encountered took spouses and children into consideration.
 
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