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  •  There are a few at the kitchen table that won't (10+ / 0-)

    know, who refuse to know. They are busy on the grapevine telling of their 'plight' and the even worse 'plight' of someone they know.

    But the Republican party cannot seem to find these people when bringing the injured before America in the State of the Union Address.

    So now it has to be a whisper campaign.

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    by 88kathy on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:53:07 AM PDT

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    •  Sure, it's the "I heard about someone else" thing (11+ / 0-)

      but how far does that go?  And blaming the ACA because their insurance company is treating them badly, how far does that go?

      I'd rather have them okay personally then being afraid for themselves, personally.

      Paraphrasing Mencken, today's republicans are motivated by the haunting fear that somewhere, some black guy may be getting away with something.

      by Inland on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:55:27 AM PDT

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    •  I recently met a woman (13+ / 0-)

      who blamed the President and the ACA for her lack of insurance (unaffordable; she took early retirement at 62; can't qualify for Medicare till 65), but Governor Brownback "must have had a good reason" to refuse the Medicaid funding whose requirements would have allowed her to be covered by Medicaid instead of paying for insurance at all!

      Head, meet desk.

      To the left, to the left....

      by CWinebrinner on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 09:43:17 AM PDT

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      •  "Head meet desk" (4+ / 0-)
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        Indeed. I have a hard time being gracious towards people who would literally allow their loved ones and themselves to go without, or pay more for healthcare simply because their worldview doesn't allow for reality. JUST GO LOOK ON THE EXCHANGES PEOPLE!! It's like they think that doing a little research in order to save some money will magically turn them into vegan hippies. (not that I have any problem with vegans or hippies) People that I know who wouldn't purchase anything without comparison shopping, suddenly are terrible consumers because a law that helps them wasn't passed by a guy with an R after his name. It's maddening.

        "Because we are all connected...."

        by Shawn87 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 10:54:30 AM PDT

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        •  Oh, she did check the exchanges. (3+ / 0-)
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          Her only income now is SS retirement, so she's below the income level to get a credit on the insurance (or so she said; who knows if she went through the whole process-knowing her family connections, she probably didn't).  If Brownback had accepted the Medicaid funding, she would be covered by the Medicaid extension.

          But CLEARLY it's not Brownback's fault!!

          To the left, to the left....

          by CWinebrinner on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 02:24:08 PM PDT

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