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  •  I don't see how once affects the other (2+ / 0-)
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    burlydee, corvo

    Medicaid expansion, like SChip, doesn't have to come at the expense of the middle class.  It doesn't affect private insurance premiums.  Or at most, it's a wash.

    "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

    by Paleo on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:37:31 AM PST

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    •  Medicaid indirectly impacts how it's perceived (3+ / 0-)
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      burlydee, corvo, Brown Thrasher

      The marketing failure on this of course can't be over stated.   As the numbers come out now and it's reported that the signups are 4 or 5 to 1 Medicaid and at the same time others see their premiums increasing, they associate the two.  I'm paying more because all these poor people are signing up.  Doesn't matter if that's not true.  But if the premiums do go up because the formerly uninsurable are now in the risk pool and there aren't enough healthy bodies to overcome that then the situation becomes even worse.  

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        corvo

        The first is rather attenuated.  I don't believe they'll think that.

        As for the second, wouldn't poorer people leaving the risk pool and going into Medicaid lower premiums, since you'd have fewer less well off people, who tend to be less healthy, and thus use services more?

        "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

        by Paleo on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:55:48 AM PST

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    •  Paleo - it depends on how Medicaid expansion (0+ / 0-)

      is funded.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 08:28:10 AM PST

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    •  To the extent that the middle class pays taxes to (0+ / 0-)

      support Medicaid and SChip, they are also paying for its expansion.

      I support the ACA's expansion of these programs, but I also want to be factual about the ACA's economics.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:42:34 AM PST

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