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  •  It will be hard to explain to the medical (7+ / 0-)

    profession and the health care business, which are going to campaign for the exchanges and for Medicaid expansion.

    This same fevered opposition arose against the original Medicaid. How many states do you suppose have not implemented it today? You get one guess.

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    In case any numerically-challenged Republicans ask:

    "Did you count them?"

    "Twice."

    Douglas Adams, HHGTTG

    It is time to cue the circular firing squads. Again.

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:52:43 PM PST

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    •  Arizona was the last state to completely (1+ / 0-)
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      implement Medicaid - in 2001.  It took the state several partial steps from 1982 to 2001.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 04:22:26 PM PST

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    •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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      Once they start hearing from the hospitals and docs, most governors will agree to accept Medicaid expansion. Most of the statements that they would turn it down were made before the election. They were betting that Romney would be elected and ObamaCare would be repealed or rendered worthless in its implementation.

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