Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:39 AM
highplainsdem (11,444 posts)
STUDY: Expanding Medicaid Would Save Florida $100 Million Per Year
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has been an outspoken opponents of President Obama’s landmark health reform law over the past year. Back in July, he announced that his state would not be setting up a health insurance exchange or expanding the Medicaid program under Obamacare, even though his state has some of the worst rates of uninsurance in the nation.
But now that Obama has won re-election and the health law’s implementation is marching forward, Scott has showed some signs that he may consider softening his stance. And a new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute could give him even more reason to do, since it concludes that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion would save Florida about $100 million each year while extending health coverage to those who need it most:
The researchers determined the state could save up to $100 million a year because allowing people to join Medicaid would reduce the financial burden on other state-funded safety net programs.
Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/16/1202191/expanding-medicaid-florida-100-million/
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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 AM
vinny9698 (442 posts)
2. The GOP knows that once Obama care is fully functioning, the GOP will lose voters
It is about proving to the voter that government can not provide any good for people. SS, Medicare, are for old people, Medicaid is for poor people, Obama care will be for middle class. Once the middle class sees the benefits, they will be more inclined to vote their wallets which is for Obama care.