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(National Journal)   Of course the 25 Red states that have refused to expand Medicaid are hurting their own citizens, but it's okay, because much of the pain is borne by Blacks and Latinos and they don't vote Republican anyway   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 16
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2014-01-16 12:12:39 PM  
3 votes:
If the Republicans had their way, they wouldn't be able to vote at all
2014-01-16 01:51:07 PM  
1 votes:

Serious Black: Lawnchair: The question is not whether Republicans are going to start listening to poor minority people.  That was never in question.  The question is whether they will listen to hospital administrators and doctors who are, almost uniformly, furious that the Repub statehouses aren't expanding Medicaid.  This is even all the more true among small rural hospitals, who treat overwhelmingly poor patients, and need all the insured patients they can find.

It's not going to happen. At least not everywhere. Heineman in Nebraska and Brownback in Kansas both reiterated their complete opposition to accepting the Medicaid expansion this week.


This is where this will get really interesting.  Even the Gov of NC is admitting his state is gonna have to expand Medicaid soon.  Why?  Well it seems the HHS stole a regulatory march on the obstructionist states.  They've passed a new rule giving HOSPITALS the authority to enroll anyone THEY THINK MIGHT be eligible for Medicaid program.  Once enrolled, the state will have to pay ALL that person's medical bills until HHS makes an official final determination of the person's eligibility.  That process can take 9-12 months and if, at the end HHS says they AREN'T eligible?  Well then, HHS will not reimburse the state for the money they spent covering that person for that year.

Contrast that with their offer to pay 100% of the costs of expanding Medicaid for the first 10 years and 90% of the costs thereafter, and you start to see that it is going to be VERY expensive for states to hold out against the expansion.

It will be interesting how many states continue to do so, and how many of those use the excuse that the state "can't afford" the expansion
2014-01-16 01:27:14 PM  
1 votes:

LordJiro: CygnusDarius: MisterEZ: Princess Ryans Knickers: I thought it was amusing seeing a bunch of companies now laying off folks in Tennessee. I kept thinking to myself, "that's a lot of soon to be former Republican voters".

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You think they're going to stop voting Republican. That's hilarious.

You can't teach stupid dogs new tricks.

Actually, you can. Humans are the only ones that trip on the same stone twice.

But dogs fall for that "pretend to throw the ball but don't actually throw it" trick all the damn time.


Because dogs don't really like the ball, they like the fact they're getting attention, and playtime with the fur-less two-legged dog.
2014-01-16 01:12:31 PM  
1 votes:
hol.kag.org
/"There is no honor in attacking the weak."
2014-01-16 01:08:21 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: This is a feature, not a bug.


One of the more shocking things I learned while studying US history in depth after college is that the reason the Red states have such crappy safety nets is because the leaders of those states deliberately gutted them in the early 1960's (most of them going back the Great Depression had pretty robust relief efforts and programs)  and the reason for that gutting was that they were hoping to literally starve out their poor blacks and force them to move now that efforts to halt de-segregation had failed and they were going to be forced to integrate.  The folks in charge figured that the poor whites had more charities they could rely on (because back then even charitable organizations discriminated on the basis of skin color)  and while they would get hurt, they would survive but blacks would be FORCED to move away.  This is ONE of the reasons LBJ actually launched his "War on Poverty" and made it a federal program that was out of the hands of the states to monkeywrench
2014-01-16 12:58:20 PM  
1 votes:

MisterEZ: Princess Ryans Knickers: I thought it was amusing seeing a bunch of companies now laying off folks in Tennessee. I kept thinking to myself, "that's a lot of soon to be former Republican voters".

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You think they're going to stop voting Republican. That's hilarious.

You can't teach stupid dogs new tricks.


Actually, you can. Humans are the only ones that trip on the same stone twice.
2014-01-16 12:48:38 PM  
1 votes:

MisterEZ: Princess Ryans Knickers: I thought it was amusing seeing a bunch of companies now laying off folks in Tennessee. I kept thinking to myself, "that's a lot of soon to be former Republican voters".

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You think they're going to stop voting Republican. That's hilarious.

You can't teach stupid dogs new tricks.


Yep, there is a woman who sits across from me (single mom who was sending her daughter off to college as Romney was running against Obama) and she said I always vote Republican and I asked why would you vote for Romney when he is proposing to cut fed student aid and his answer is they just need to borrow it from their parents after listening to her complain for a year about the cost of sending the kid to college.
2014-01-16 12:42:44 PM  
1 votes:
Here's the thing that kills me:

"Blacks make up 13 percent of the nation's population but will represent 27 percent of those who will lose out on Medicaid coverage..."

What this tells me is that yes, poor blacks are being hit hard by the medicaid loss but even more poor white folks are going to be hit as well. A significantly larger fraction of blacks in the US are poor when compared to the fraction of whites but in terms of total population there are a lot more poor white people so while media focuses on the minorities who are being hit hard by this a significantly larger number of white folks are getting the shaft as well.

Focusing media on the blacks who are hit hard because blacks are disproportional more likely to be poor actually obscures that these policies are hurting whites as well and makes it easier for whites to ignore the effects as something that only affects the darkies.

In short, if you want republicans to get behind helping the poor, put poor white folks in the media.
2014-01-16 12:33:47 PM  
1 votes:

vudutek: Relatively Obscure: nmrsnr: Yes, but this gives them a reason to vote Democrat.

Okay, but you'll need to present three forms of ID, a drug test and a DNA sample at the verification center just 70 miles away between the hours of 10am-3pm, Tuesday through Thursday.

Close. The hours are Tuesday OR Thursday, 10am - 3pm, unless it's raining, then it's from 8am to 10am, before you know if it'll rain. Good luck, citizen.


Well, in my defense, the notices that were posted in the basement of city hall SAY Tuesday through Thursday.
2014-01-16 12:31:42 PM  
1 votes:
The question is not whether Republicans are going to start listening to poor minority people.  That was never in question.  The question is whether they will listen to hospital administrators and doctors who are, almost uniformly, furious that the Repub statehouses aren't expanding Medicaid.  This is even all the more true among small rural hospitals, who treat overwhelmingly poor patients, and need all the insured patients they can find.
2014-01-16 12:30:41 PM  
1 votes:

qorkfiend: Relatively Obscure: nmrsnr: Yes, but this gives them a reason to vote Democrat.

Okay, but you'll need to present three forms of ID, a drug test and a DNA sample at the verification center just 70 miles away between the hours of 10am-3pm, Tuesday through Thursday.

And should you accomplish that, you have to get your ID verified at the polls by the old, white, poorly-trained volunteer poll worker.


And if that poll worker actually lets you fill out a ballot, his cohorts will just shred it before they count it.
2014-01-16 12:29:33 PM  
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: nmrsnr: Yes, but this gives them a reason to vote Democrat.

Okay, but you'll need to present three forms of ID, a drug test and a DNA sample at the verification center just 70 miles away between the hours of 10am-3pm, Tuesday through Thursday.


Close. The hours are Tuesday OR Thursday, 10am - 3pm, unless it's raining, then it's from 8am to 10am, before you know if it'll rain. Good luck, citizen.
2014-01-16 12:16:21 PM  
1 votes:
This is a feature, not a bug.
2014-01-16 12:13:04 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: Yes, but this gives them a reason to vote Democrat.


Okay, but you'll need to present three forms of ID, a drug test and a DNA sample at the verification center just 70 miles away between the hours of 10am-3pm, Tuesday through Thursday.
2014-01-16 12:12:22 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: Yes, but this gives them a reason to vote Democrat.


Now, if only the Republicans would let them vote...
2014-01-16 12:05:43 PM  
1 votes:
Conservatives shafting the poor and other minorities?  Wait until the press hears about this!
 
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