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  •  Ohio 11th highest for breast cancer mortality (4+ / 0-)

    According to SEER

    OH used to be 4th highest, until some really crazy, mean broads got after them to treat uninsured women through Medicaid, then stayed on their asses every year to make sure they were actually doing it.  These women are psychos and nags, or so the guvner said.  

    States with the top bc mortality rates:

    Alaska, DC, Louisiana, Mississipi, Nevada, New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania.

    States with the top overall cancer mortality rates:


    Kentucky, West Virginia, Alaska, Louisiana, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, DC,  Oklahoma, Arkansas...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say those states with the highest per capita cancer death rates who adopt the Medicaid expansion will see a significant decrease in their cancer mortality rate over the next several years.   It may take a couple of years to show up in the data, but it will.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

    by Betty Pinson on Thu May 23, 2013 at 01:16:54 PM PDT

    •  We need some psycho nags here (0+ / 0-)

      With PA set to refuse the Medicare expansion, and with us having absolutely abysmal coverage rates and cancer rates and general illness rates...

      Please.  Send your psycho nags here, I'll serve cookies.

      (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

      by Lonely Liberal in PA on Thu May 23, 2013 at 03:46:25 PM PDT

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    •  It isn't just about mortality. Got dementia?? (1+ / 0-)
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      You'll be on Medicaid to pay for the nursing home unless you've got a hellacious amount of money put away.  My mom's Alzheimer's unit care in Albany, NY costs $110,000 a year, and that isn't even one of the super-nice private places (it's a Catholic-run facility).   Even the bottom of the barrel places charge several thousand $$s per month for dementia care.  

      Iirc, most Medicaid recipients in nursing homes are women.  So poor women (although they may not have started out poor )  would be disproportionally hurt by Medicaid cuts.  

      Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable.

      by FindingMyVoice on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:08:35 PM PDT

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