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  •  I wanted to add a link to an article ... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... mentioned in today's Front Page open thread.  Why I Got Arrested in Raleigh: The States Are the New Front Line

    Because North Carolina refused the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, I ended up in handcuffs in the Wake County Detention Center. That was my trigger, anyway. Statistically, next year more than two thousand people in the state will die who would have lived if North Carolina had accepted federal money to give health insurance to low-income families. (That's our share of an estimated 19,000 preventable deaths nationwide in the 14 states that have rejected the expansion.) Because the state legislature was doing that in my name, I decided I needed to stand in front of it, at least until they took me away.
    The piece is by Jedediah Purdy, a professor at Duke Law School.  And it's worth a read.

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    by davehouck on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:33:57 PM PDT

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