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Hat tip to Robert Mann of the Times-Picayune.

Now, I know why Bobby Jindal is opposed to Obamacare. He wanted something a lot more liberal for the Lake Charles region of Louisiana. Seriously, if Obamacare's Medicaid expansion were this good, it would be the best liberal wet dream short of single payer:

A federally-supported demonstration program in Region 5 (Lake Charles region) that will offer full access to affordable coverage to virtually all residents of the region. This area of the state has the highest rate of uninsured people in Louisiana (approximately 28 percent of the population), making it the ideal place for implementation. First, Medicaid financing will be expanded to all who earn up to 200 percent of the FPL. Next, those who make over 200 percent and up to 350 percent of the FPL will be eligible to contribute to a premium matched with federal matching dollars. As personal income goes up, the federal match goes down. This program should help relieve pressure on low-income families and employers resulting from rapidly increasing health insurance premiums.

Medicaid expansion up to 200% of poverty? Socialist, I tell you!

He even wanted subsidies to help people buy insurance. Now that part isn't as good as Obamacare, as it only goes up to 350% of poverty, and Obamacare goes to 400% of poverty. But there are two key features of Obamacare in Jindal's own plan for Lake Charles. Can anyone deny now that the opposition to Obamacare is purely politics and nothing else?

Originally posted to RfrancisR on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:45 PM PDT.

Also republished by Louisiana Kossacks.

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