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Wed Jun 5, 2013, 07:57 AM

So...the Joint Finance Committee (JFC)

...voted to reject expansion of Medicaid and to endorse WALKERCARE.....

It costs the state $29 Million more.

It deprives thousands of health care.

Everybody from the Hospital Association, Legislative Audit Bureau, and the Rand Corporation say the state would be better off WITH the expansion...

but they voted it down anyway...

WAY TO GO BONEHEADS!

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ewagner Jun 2013 OP
Scuba Jun 2013 #1
ewagner Jun 2013 #2
Scuba Jun 2013 #3
hue Jun 2013 #4
dragonlady Jun 2013 #5

Response to ewagner (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:00 AM

1. Punishing the people their base has been taught to hate.

 

Red meat.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:24 AM

2. The smoking gun...revealing their intentions...

They allocated $75 Million to pay hospitals for treating the uninsured!!!!

They KNOW THE DAMAGE THEY'RE CAUSING AND THEY DON'T GIVE A DAMN!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:54 AM

3. He also increased funding to Counties for indigent funerals. Hmmmmm.

 

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:04 AM

4. This is just plain evil!!!! :-(

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:45 AM

5. Our Dems tried hard to present some sanity

Richards, Mason, Shilling and Wirch offered an alternate motion and spoke strenuously about the fiscal and human aspects of the whole thing, but to no avail. Co-chair Darling was her usual airhead self, very concerned that the federal money would not be there in future years and "we need certainty." Her co-airhead Lazich echoed this phony concern. Jon Richards pointed out that a large chunk of the money they spend on highways and education is also federal and nobody is worried about not getting that.

The main contention was that the people from 100% to 133% of poverty would have access to the exchanges under ACA, so "fact check: 85,000 people will not be cut off from care." No matter that the exchanges were never designed for people with such low income and they cannot afford the out-of-pocket expense that would entail. They were totally deaf to such details. After a couple hours of this, the final vote was chilling. It took less than 45 seconds to call 16 names: one after the other in rapid-fire succession. (It could have been finished even quicker but they had to wait for Grothman to get back in his seat--he likes to walk around.)

The broad view of what they are up to came from Rep. Mandela Barnes at a press conference earlier in the day: "they want to doom one president and groom another."

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