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"If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013
Veterans Are Collateral Damage In Walker’s War on Medicaid

Low-income vets won’t be eligible for BadgerCare

April 11, 2013 - An estimated 1,200 low-income and uninsured military veterans won’t be eligible for BadgerCare coverage, thanks to Gov. Scott Walker’s refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

These veterans—along with 500 military spouses—are currently eligible for BadgerCare and would continue to be in the future if Walker had not refused to expand Medicaid programs in Wisconsin with $3.9 billion in federal funding.

Instead, Walker is downsizing the BadgerCare program and shifting 80,000 low-income working parents onto health insurance exchanges, where private insurance plans can be purchased with tax-paid subsidies. red more>>>

"We are dealing with veterans, not procedure; with their problems, not ours." General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

What's described above will also affect the same groups in many other states following the same ideologies and led by the same politics, as they argue their thinking on this issue of health care it shows their total lack of real concern practiced on the many issues which affect the Military Veterans, Military Families that have and are serving them, while they wave their flags and speak of their strong patriotism, condemning others they say aren't, while doing so.

Despite health challenges, Southern states resist Medicaid expansion
April 11, 2013 - But Mississippi and eight other contiguous Southern states, all led by Republican governors, have decided not to implement the Medicaid expansion, even though the federal government has pledged to pay all medical costs for the newly eligible enrollees in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and no less than 90 percent of their costs thereafter.

All of them – Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma – say they can’t afford it under those terms.

The wall of Southern opposition is one of the last major obstacles to President Barack Obama’s goal of universal health coverage for all Americans. If it remains intact, nearly 5 million of the newly eligible won’t have Medicaid coverage in 2022, according to estimates by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care research group.

Besides shared borders and conservative political leadership, most of the nine states have something else in common: By a host of measures – from obesity to infant mortality – all but North Carolina and Georgia are among the unhealthiest in the nation, according to the 2012 edition of America’s Health Rankings. read more>>>

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln {but the country does after each modern war, since Korea, and no sacrifice as to Afghanistan and Iraq!}

And those using the (D) after their names shouldn't crow nor condemn as you also wave that flag, while also laying blame on the VA when the puppet masters attack the grossly underfunded agency they obstruct in fully funding especially during these wars they rubber stamp costs for. Especially as the wars they are sent into are cheered on by most, and I see extremely few calling for the Sacrifice, long over due and these present wars haven't been paid for let alone the long term results of, the country owes to those that serve it! Especially during these past years and the continued collapsed government policies over revenue, federal and states, and the extremely partisan want by some for even more cuts and certainly no much needed new even from those that reaped more wealth to their coffers from their war investments!

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  •  And where is the revenue for (10+ / 0-)
    where private insurance plans can be purchased with tax-paid subsidies
    Going to come from in the shell game being played?

    The states had long ago drastically cut funding to their Veterans programs even before the economy collapsed and while these two present wars were ongoing. As they were already in financial state treasury trouble, yet to be restored.

    Switch it to the feds so they can scream about the rising deficits at that level while not taking care of their own directly who they represent.

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 06:56:17 AM PDT

  •  T&R (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jimstaro, DaNang65, BlackSheep1
    "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, will be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."

    - George Washington

    Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

    by BOHICA on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 07:07:02 AM PDT

    •  Little Johnny (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      BOHICA, jimstaro

      could see the bright side of everything. When he came downstairs on Christmas morning to find his stocking full of horseshit he exclaimed "There must be a pony!!!"

      What if they gave a war and nobody came?

      War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

      by DaNang65 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 07:51:56 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  apparently that's a non-operative concept now (0+ / 0-)

    witness the "regime change" campaign against Iraq.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 12:02:41 PM PDT

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