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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:51 PM

Scott Walker’s cruel lie: health insurance for $19 a month

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Source: Cap Times editorial

Scott Walker’s cruel lie: health insurance for $19 a month

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker listens to a question while speaking with media about his proposed reforms to Medicaid, unemployment compensation and food stamps after speaking at Business Day in Madison, an event with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce at Monona Terrace on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.


The governor has announced plans to make it dramatically harder for low-income Wisconsinites to get access to health care. He is literally turning down billions of dollars in federal money to expand BadgerCare, the state’s health insurance program for the unemployed and working poor, and other Medicaid programs.

And he is claiming that his move will help 224,580 Wisconsinites find coverage while cutting the state’s uninsured population by 47 percent.

Before speaking at a GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, according to the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, the governor said he is rejecting federal support for expanding access to Medicare because: “It empowers people to go in the private sector and find affordable health care options.”



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midnight Feb 2013 OP
Scuba Feb 2013 #1
indepat Feb 2013 #2
valerief Feb 2013 #3
hue Feb 2013 #4
OKNancy Feb 2013 #5

Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:52 PM

1. By "empowers" Scott means "condemns".

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:15 PM

2. Emblematic of the holistic right-wing lie, as if some low-wage employee can find affordable

health care out there in the private sector. Sure, Governor, you are a either a genormous liar or living in la-la land.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:39 PM

3. Why is that POS still allowed to breathe? nt

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:49 PM

4. Wanker's "announced plans" for WI are wildly unattainable psychotic/sociopathic fantasies.

Wanker has produced nothing but chaos, bitter animosity, and humanistic and fiscal debt.
Prison cannot come fast enough for him! And yes anyone who still believes in him must be very sick!

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:59 PM

5. good article but it is an opinion/commentary piece - locking

please repost in another forum. Also the news event occurred on Feb 13th.

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