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  •  State Republicans Against Medicaid Expansion (5+ / 0-)

    When the "Buy Insurance or Pay Higher Income Tax" provision of the ACA goes into effect, what will happen to the group of people in those Republican states who will not be getting assistance to buy health insurance through the Medicaid expansion?

    My guess is since they probably can't afford to buy health insurance without assistance, they will get saddled with the having to pay higher taxes, be without health insurance, and getting only emergency care which the rest of us pay for in higher hospital bills and insurance premiums.

    So why are the State Republicans doing this?  Besides never turning down an opportunity to "F" poor folk, they may figure that getting hit with more taxes and getting no insurance may turn them against ObamaCare.  Am I being too cynical?

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:01:20 AM PDT

    •  The feds are setting up an exchange (2+ / 0-)

      for the stupid states like mine that turned down tens of millions of dollars so they wouldn't be seen as supporting Obamacare.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:55:30 AM PDT

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