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  •  Here in Massachusetts the exchange has private (1+ / 0-)
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    insurance companies. They are non-profit but CEO's make millions. There's one plan (Mass Health) which is run by the commonwealth and "free" for those that qualify.

    Don't see much of a difference to what Arkansas has in mind.
    Here in MA it's very popular and not a chance state minor nobility could end it.

    Arkansas minor nobility may find same in a few years.

    •  Mass Health is run by the commonwealth (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, Eric Nelson

      This system would give money to a private insurance company.

      Essentially privatizing Medicaid for Arkansas.

      •  You are forgetting that unlike regular (2+ / 0-)
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        Notreadytobenice, FloridaSNMOM

        Medicaid the insurance companies can still have high deductibles and copays for their "Medicaid Advantage" insurance and just where is someone poor enough to be on Medicaid supposed to come up with $2000 or even $500 for the deductible?

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:16:52 PM PDT

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        •  Here in MA, a family of 4 with income below the (2+ / 0-)
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          FloridaSNMOM, Throw The Bums Out

          federal poverty line pays no deductible, no copays except $3.65 for a prescription ($0 for contraceptives).

          What Arkansas offers has to be approved by Feds. Don't expect them to approve anything much different.

          Visited private website pro-obama care.

          They ripped SCOTUS a new one about how States can decide whether or not to opt-in to obamacare for those on Medicaid.
          Didn't realize SCOTUS screwed this up as well. Worst SCOTUS since Dred-Scott.

          Robert's legacy will be right up there with Robert Taney

          The opinion of the court, written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, stirred debate. The decision was 7–2, and every Justice besides Taney wrote a separate concurrence or dissent. For the first time since Marbury v. Madison, the Court held an Act of Congress to be unconstitutional.

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