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View Diary: Louisiana Gov. Jindal cuts hospice care out of Medicaid (209 comments)

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  •  Jindal needs to watch out. (9+ / 0-)

    Hurting the poor gets you bonus points in the modern GOP, but he needs to be careful here. It's not just "the poor" who receive Medicaid assistance, in the sense that it's not only the downtrodden shiftless welfare queens and losers imagined by conservatives. It's very, very easy to blow through all of the savings earned in a middle-class lifetime due to chronic medical problems. Many people who end up on Medicaid were never poor until all their assets had been spent on health care. This decision is going to affect many in Jindal's base (both older people, and the adult children who are helping to take care of them). Let's hope they realize what's going on, and who to blame.

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