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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:38 PM
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Uninsured: Highest Percentage in Texas - List of Top and Bottom 10
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:41 PM
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1. 7 Red in highest. 0 Red in lowest.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:45 PM
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2. Unfortunately, the people who really need to see this are screaming socialism and nazi on the street
Tools and fools. That is all they are at this point. Tools and fools.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:52 PM
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3. I can't help but wish that these anti-reform nuts will go bankrupt due to medical bills. nt
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:38 PM
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7. No need to wish- many will regardless
and, as is always the case, when it happens- they'll be the ones who cry and moan the loudest.
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:54 PM
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4.  knr. yep, my State is in the top ten uninsured... no big surprise... and
the anti-healthcare reform folks were just noisy as all get out at the town hall yesterday.

Against their own interests I guess.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:59 PM
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5. Texas is a haven for doctors who don't want to worry about committing malpractice.
I'm sure Texas is probably at the top of profitability for health insurers and providers, though, because the GOP controlled government is a lap dog for doctors.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:07 PM
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6. Looks like Mitt Romney might have a platform to run on after all.
Damn I hope Sarah Palin wins the Repub nomination.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:25 PM
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8. We don't have Romney care in CT and we are in the top 10.
I think there are various reasons why certain states have more uninsured then others. #1 is states like Mass, CT, Delaware have a higher standard of living to be able to afford better health care.
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:32 PM
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9. That would be true IF he could get the Rep nomination.
I don't think that's possible. It'll probably be Sarahboo Barbie, or some right wing nutter.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:15 PM
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10. Sarahboo. I like that!
SarahboohoohooIQUIT is more like it though.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:21 PM
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11. Too bad it's not Romney's original bill
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 03:22 PM by ProSense
In fall 2005 as the House and Senate each passed health care reform bills.

The legislature made a number of changes to Governor Romney's original proposal, including expanding MassHealth (Medicaid and SCHIP) coverage to low-income children and restoring funding for public health programs. The most controversial change was the addition of a provision which requires firms with 11 or more workers that do not provide "fair and reasonable" health coverage to their workers to pay an annual penalty. This contribution, initially $295 annually per worker, is intended to equalize the free care pool charges imposed on employers who do and do not cover their workers. The legislature also rejected Governor Romney's proposal to permit even higher-deductible, lower benefit health plans.

On April 12, 2006 Governor Mitt Romney signed the health legislation.<18> He vetoed 8 sections of the health care legislation, including the controversial employer assessment.<19><20> Romney also vetoed provisions providing dental benefits to poor residents on the Medicaid program, and providing health coverage to senior and disabled legal immigrants not eligible for federal Medicaid.<21><22> The legislature promptly overrode six of the eight gubernatorial section vetoes, on May 4, 2006, and by mid-June 2006 had overridden the remaining two.<23>

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I don't think he could campaign on all those vetoes.

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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:28 PM
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12. Of course he can campaign on this.
He is a shameless Republican after all. Its in the description doncha know?
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