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  •  Can states put this to a vote? (1+ / 0-)
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    I wonder if the citizens of a state can make this an amendment or question on the election ballot? If nothing else the Governor of a state should consider the citizens will before he goes and denies the Medicare Expansion.

    Also, what will this denial of services mean for the state as a whole? For example, Florida is a retirement state. If they refuse the Medicare Expansion how will this affect their status for residents? Will they stop moving to Florida and suddenly go somewhere else to retire? When it comes down to the dollars and cents in someone's meager family budget where you live might make a difference.

    Refusing the Medicare Expansion this year might not mean that future Governors can't adopt it for their state. At this highly charged partisan point in time, we are seeing stupid statements coming out of the far right. I have my doubts they will take it all the way though. Because no matter what politics are in play..

    Federal money is still money in the  state budget.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 03:13:58 AM PDT

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