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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:46 PM

Mississippi Rejection Of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Leaves People Uninsured

Source: AP

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid. You'd be wrong.

Leaders of the deeply conservative state say that even if Mississippi receives boatloads of cash under President Barack Obama's health care law, it can't afford the corresponding share of state money it will have to put up to add hundreds of thousands of people to the government health insurance program for the poor.

"While some people say Obamacare will come as an economic boost with `free' money, the reality is simple: No money is free," said Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. "Since when did the federal government ever give free money without asking for something in return?"

GOP Govs. Rick Scott of Florida, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Nathan Deal of Georgia, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas have said they, too, will reject a Medicaid expansion, calling it too expensive.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/mississippi-medicaid-expansion_n_1978913.html

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Reply Mississippi Rejection Of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Leaves People Uninsured (Original post)
Daniel537 Oct 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #1
busterbrown Oct 2012 #30
joycejnr Oct 2012 #2
atreides1 Oct 2012 #14
Bandit Oct 2012 #22
ancianita Oct 2012 #32
NOLALady Oct 2012 #3
L0oniX Oct 2012 #4
nolabear Oct 2012 #5
L0oniX Oct 2012 #19
xxqqqzme Oct 2012 #6
nolabear Oct 2012 #7
olddad56 Oct 2012 #8
triplepoint Oct 2012 #9
watrwefitinfor Oct 2012 #18
Archae Oct 2012 #10
Lebam in LA Oct 2012 #11
bocaoma Oct 2012 #12
sakabatou Oct 2012 #13
SoapBox Oct 2012 #15
Hoyt Oct 2012 #16
BlueInPhilly Oct 2012 #24
Hoyt Oct 2012 #25
lin_e65 Oct 2012 #17
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #20
radhika Oct 2012 #21
busterbrown Oct 2012 #31
maindawg Oct 2012 #23
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #26
McCamy Taylor Oct 2012 #27
MountainLaurel Oct 2012 #34
Aerows Oct 2012 #28
heaven05 Oct 2012 #29
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #33
bardahl Oct 2012 #35
marlakay Oct 2012 #36
ajain31 Mar 2013 #37

Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. The cost of not having health care places a much more severe burden on the public

ultimately. These are short-sighted political moves that do not serve the people, only the politicians.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:18 PM

30. These people who ask for help are nothing but Commies! Just ask the Tea Bag Society! N/T

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:48 PM

2. Of COURSE if does...

...beat the people down, and they'll go along with all the outrages you inflict on them. Take away food, hunger, shelter, and well-being and you can do anything you want.

God, I hate Conservatives.

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Response to joycejnr (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:23 PM

14. And it'll work...

...until those people decide that they have had enough...and take matters into their own hands!

People will only take so much before they turn like cornered animals and fight back...

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:22 PM

22. The ONLY way to fight back is to vote and the sad fact is that many of those most in need

Don't Vote If they did it wouldn't be such a Conservative state.

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Response to joycejnr (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:31 PM

32. Food, shelter, clothing...the basic necessities of life.

Health care...the basic necessity of civilization. This is one of their 'managed depopulation' strategies because, hey, money is more important than people.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:50 PM

3. Yep.

In our state, if you get sick, die.

Problem solved.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:54 PM

4. I hate Rick Scott with all the fires of hell. Everyone I talk to about him hates him...

and what he has done to Florida. He won't get a second term! Fuck'n psycho!

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:56 PM

5. Apropos of nothing L0oniX, I had an ant on my screen yesterday

and it took several minutes for me to even register that it was real. I blame you.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

19. Countless DU members have succumbed to the power of Mighty Nat.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:57 PM

6. Just curious, is

trent lott sitting on his spankin' new front porch yet? Wonder where that hurricane rebuild money originated?

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:59 PM

7. The closed loop of poverty and poor health and poor education

is one that needs to be dynamited, but no one has the guts to do the enormous work it would take. And yes, the enormous amount of money. But without it, nothing will ever, ever get better.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:02 PM

8. I think that the gop in those states are invested in keeping poor people poor and uneducated.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:06 PM

9. And the 2012 Darwin Award Goes To....

 

Here's to the State of Mississippi

Here's to the state of Mississippi,
For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines,
If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find.
Whoa the fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes,
The calender is lyin' when it reads the present time.
Whoa here's to the land you've torn out the heart of,
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of!

Here's to the people of Mississippi
Who say the folks up north, they just don't understand
And they tremble in their shadows at the thunder of the Klan
The sweating of their souls can't wash the blood from off their hands
They smile and shrug their shoulders at the murder of a man
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

Here's to the schools of Mississippi
Where they're teaching all the children that they don't have to care
All of rudiments of hatred are present everywhere
And every single classroom is a factory of despair
There's nobody learning such a foreign word as fair
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

Here's to the cops of Mississippi
They're chewing their tobacco as they lock the prison door
Their bellies bounce inside them as they knock you to the floor
No they don't like taking prisoners in their private little war
Behind their broken badges there are murderers and more
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And, here's to the judges of Mississippi
Who wear the robe of honor as they crawl into the court
They're guarding all the bastions with their phony legal fort
Oh, justice is a stranger when the prisoners report
When the black man stands accused the trial is always short
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And here's to the government of Mississippi
In the swamp of their bureaucracy they're always bogging down
And criminals are posing as the mayors of the towns
They're hoping that no one sees the sights and hears the sounds
And the speeches of the governor are the ravings of a clown
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And here's to the laws of Mississippi
Congressmen will gather in a circus of delay
While the Constitution is drowning in an ocean of decay
Unwed mothers should be sterilized, I've even heard them say
Yes, corruption can be classic in the Mississippi way
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

And here's to the churches of Mississippi
Where the cross, once made of silver, now is caked with rust
And the Sunday morning sermons pander to their lust
The fallen face of Jesus is choking in the dust
Heaven only knows in which God they can trust
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

--Phil Ochs


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Response to triplepoint (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:08 PM

18. Still missing Phil Ochs

in (thank God for Mississippi or we'd be last!) South Carolina.

Thank you.
And welcome to DU.

Wat

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:10 PM

10. How about those "Leaders of the state" get their state-paid for insurance canceled?

All the way from Bryant on down.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:11 PM

11. I guess that is one way of cutting

down the population of poor people.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:16 PM

12. they are still fighting the civil war.............

superstitious, bellicose bunch that are proud of what they don't know, and want to keep it that way.............

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:21 PM

13. Here's another song for you MS

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:23 PM

15. And the HATE from the Pukes and Baggers continues...

Amazing, that their HATE for that "N" word President guy...is taken out on the Citizens of America.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:38 PM

16. They'll change their tune after the election. The feds are putting up 90% of money, states will


take it because it only costs them 10% and they are spending that much now even if they just let poor people die in hospitals and nursing homes.

I should say, "rational" states will take it. Some southern states might not because the republican legislators (and those who elect them) enjoy seeing poor folks suffer.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:27 PM

24. Why take 90% from the Fed when you can take 100% N/T

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Response to BlueInPhilly (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:30 PM

25. Why turn it down just because it helps poor, sick people?


That's exactly what Mississippi is doing. Other southern states are threatening to do so in the hopes Robme wins, but they've left the door open to grab the bucks (because it's already costing them to bury people or wait for them to die in a sub-standard nursing home).

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:07 PM

17. Planet of the Apes

The state of Mississippi, the governor and republican bullies, don't realize the potential mess they could create by refusing Medicaid expansion. Did they ever stop to think that, heaven forbid, some unforeseen illness breaks out in Mississippi, it's just going to spread like wildfire, because of the thousands of people who aren't going to have health care. It doesn't even need to be exotic. A bad strain of the flu could do it. it will be a public health nightmare! This had to take a lot of simian brainpower to decide to do this. I can't wait until they start jumping on tables and beating their chests. Boy, did they get Obama!

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Response to lin_e65 (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:58 PM

20. Makes me wonder about vaccination rates there....

..you know vaccines are another government intervention into our lives.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:19 PM

21. Wake up Mississippi! You don't have to take this...

So many poor and uninsured live in your state. And still you elect people who are determined to add to your misery.

You have the right to vote - use it. It might not be there in the future.

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Response to radhika (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:23 PM

31. Poor and uninsured don't vote. Thats exactly how republicans like it! n/t

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:27 PM

23. this is just another example of the good old boys

and how they do things. This is why they are all debtor states. Tell you what, when they can pay their own way and become fiscally sound, they can make their own rules. Till then, they will do as they are told or daddy will have to cut them off. I swear these southern people are so much like children. Why do we put up with them?

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:37 PM

26. Having the poorest and sickest people in America...

...sure saves a lot of money, doesn't it Gov. Bryant?

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:44 PM

27. Wait until the hospital lobby has its say.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:40 PM

34. I don't know about that

The situation is the same here in Louisiana, and you can hear the crickets chirping in regard to the state medical association and the hospital association.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:52 PM

28. We have

about the most backward politicians in the entire United States. Oh gee, we are in great company - Rick Scott, Rick Perry and Nikki Haley. THAT's something to be proud of

I faithfully vote against them, and fools just keep voting their dumb asses back in.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:15 PM

29. they

are, the repug leaders of this state, evil,evil people with no conscience. Maybe the leaders of this debacle need to lose their medical care. But in this society's class structure, these clowns are the barons, ect stuffing it to their serfs. This society is not a democracy. Medicaid too expensive? Republican bullshit that DESTROYS human beings and they don't care. They lie, cheat and steal! I am so sick of this bullshit. Americans?????????????

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:39 PM

33. SMH.....

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:53 PM

35. FAITH in the Land of Cotton

 

If you Google "Mississippi most religious" you'll discover that The Land of Cotton is coincidentally the most Christianoid state in the Union, too. That explains why they happen to be the most stoopidest state in the Union, too. For Christianoidism teaches that FAITH art the greatest virtue, FAITH being their euphemism for the glorification of ignorance and gullibility which precludes humanoids from thinking critically which precludes the ignorant FAITHFUL from thinking up stoopid inconvenient questions to ask their Christianoid preachers who can then easily scam them out of everything the cotton pickers gotz cause the gullible rubes have FAITH that dirt poor poverty is their oneway ticket thru the eye of the needle and on up to Heaven to eternally hobnob and intercourse with the likes of Reverend Billie Graham, Rev Jimmie Swaggert, Rev Jerry Fatwell, Rev Fat Robertson, Halfa-Gov Sarah Palin, and Mormonoid Bishop President Willard Rmoney...
Heaven shore sounds like Hell ta me...
Having FAITH in a boogie man in the sky is as childish as having faith in a Santa Claus in the globally warming North Pole...

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:26 PM

36. They are so brainwashed in that state

Not a chance in heck of changing. They would rather die and go to the heaven they believe in then accept obama's help.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:31 AM

37. Texas rejection of MEDICAID expansion leaves millions of Hispanis in misery!

Hello Friends,

Governor Rick Perry millions of under-privileged poor Texans who do not have any Health Coverage will be covered under The Affordable Care ACT (ACA) expansion of MEDICAID!

My Physician wife's practice is partly dependent on MEDICAID and its viability. Please allow the expansion of MEDICAID to occur in Texas under The Affordable Care ACT.

FACT: If states choose to expand Medicaid, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the costs from 2014 to 2016. The feds' contribution will begin to decrease in 2017, but will never be less than 90 percent, under the ACA.

That's why I created a petition to Governor Rick Perry, Texas Governor, The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry, which says:

"Please ACCEPT the FREE EXPANSION of MEDICAID under The Affordable Care ACT."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:
http://signon.org/sign/accept-free-expansion?source=c.em.cp&r_by=7268737

Thanks!

Ajay Jain
ajain31@gmail.com
Twitter Handle ajain31
Mobile: 214-207-9781

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