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What a brilliant, politically popular idea the NC Senate has come up with...a real winner:

Cut healthcare funding for the medically needy aged, blind and disabled.

Doesn't that have a real nice ring to it?  

The Democrats in the state are running for the hills as the GOP plans to motivate their base of old white seniors by cutting healthcare funding for the medically needy aged.  

Excellent move.  This is a great way to end the culture of dependency that has enslaved the medically needy aged, blind and disabled in our state.  I'll bet most of them are sitting at home instead of trying to get a job.

Let them join the half a million other citizens that Tillis, McCory and the Republicans have eliminated medicaid for.

Seriously from the site:

Under the proposed changes, 3,342 people now covered by Medicaid because they're medically needy, aged, blind or disabled would lose their coverage on Jan. 1. Another estimated 11,886 aged, blind or disabled people would lose Medicaid eligibility under county special assistance programs, which would be decoupled from Medicaid under the budget.

Currently, North Carolina's Medicaid coverage includes some options that are not required by federal standards, and it offers eligibility to more people than strictly required. Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said the changes would bring the state into line with programs in surrounding states.

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I just can't get over how wonderfully stupid this is.  It is almost small enough to put on a bumper sticker.

Vote GOP -- vote to reduce healthcare funding for the medically needy aged, blind and disabled.

Originally posted to NCJim on Thu May 29, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE.

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