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  •  HEALTHCARE IS JOBS. (5+ / 0-)

    Medicaid means "jobs".

    Medicare means "jobs".

    Cut healthcare, cut jobs - been there and seen it many times.

    Repubes hate employed Americans, they hate sick Americans who try to get well, and they really hate unemployed Americans who want to get jobs.

    And man...jobs in preventative healthcare.....repubes gotta lay awake at night hating those......

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:37:05 PM PST

    •  And when unemployed people are sick it is (2+ / 0-)
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      xxdr zombiexx, Pluto

      really hard to get a job.

      •  yes, yes, yes (1+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener

        This is a big argument for having Medicaid cover dental as well -- people with decent teeth have an easier time getting jobs. People whose diabetes is under control have an easier time getting and keeping jobs. Etc. etc. etc.

        People without access to medical care are more likely to become disabled, and to apply for SSI-Disability because they have trouble working AND SSDI comes with a Medicare card.

        I am hoping the ACA helps eliminate some of the incredible distortion throughout our whole economy due to the way we've been doing health insurance the past 60 years.

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