HOT BLAST: No health care for you, say red state governors
Jan 20, 2014 | 1107 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic suggests Republican states are winning in their battle against Obamacare:

The architects of Obamacare assumed that all states would expand their Medicaid programs, so that all people with incomes below or just above the poverty line would qualify. But the Supreme Court in 2012 made it easier for states to opt out of the expansion and about half the states have done just that. ...

The end result will almost surely be fewer people in Republican-leaning states getting health insurance. And this is a familiar pattern. As a general rule, income supports and public services in red states are a lot less generous than they are in the blue states. Conservatives consider this a virtue—because, among other things, it means those states can get away with lower taxes. That’s certainly true. But exposing more people to financial hardship because of illness, making it harder for them to get medical care—those things extract a price, too.

We don't even have to ask how that's working out for Alabama. Badly
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