Earmuffs please: fuck you, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. Here's why I feel this way:
Daugaard objected to adding healthy, poor adults to Medicaid in an address to the state legislature Tuesday. "I want to stress that: these are able-bodied adults. They're not disabled; we already cover the disabled. They're not children; we already cover children. These are adults -- all of them,"said Daugaard, Yankton, S.D.-based WNAX radio reported.Basically Daugaard is saying, if you're a single man or woman earning poverty wages at Walmart, screw you, you don't deserve health care.
Expanding Medicaid would provide 44,000 South Dakotans with health coverage under the new rules between 2014 and 2022, according to a recent study issued by the Urban Institute and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, 6,000 state residents who already qualify but aren't enrolled will sign up for benefits during the nationwide rollout of Obamacare that begins next October.
Daugaard had somewhat different projections, saying the expansion would add 48,564 to Medicaid. "There are far too many unanswered questions for me to recommend adding 48,000 adults to the 116,000 already on our rolls," he said, WNAX reported.
If you're a waiter or waitress at Red Lobster -- or a pizza maker at Papa 'I Hate ObamaCare' John's -- screw you, you don't deserve health care.
If you happen to lose your job an can't afford private health insurance, screw you, you don't deserve health care.
This is Dennis' message to South Dakota's most vulnerable citizens:
Stop being whining babies, and figure out how to pay for health care with money you don't have!
Oh, and, you know what, who cares if I get government health care as governor? My government health care covers cognitive dissonance.