Part of the Affordable Care Act was a Medicaid expansion to provide coverage to low-income families and upon Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Federal Government is also funding the expansion for states implementing the law until 2022 to the tune of $931 billion while states only need to pay an additional 7 percent. Yet, idiots like Rick Perry and Rick Scott have decided they will refuse the government money, refuse to implement the law and leave an estimated 2.3 million Americans in Texas and Florida uninsured.
This is yet another, blatant example of how Republicans don't give a second thought to anyone not in their political and financial circles. They don't care about the working class. They don't care about seniors. How much more evidence do people need of who is on their side and who clearly is not?!
Rick Perry was shooting off his mouth to Fox News on Monday calling Medicaid a "failed program." Perhaps Perry should stick to shooting opossums and deer at his "N-head" ranch in Texas and leave the big decisions to the big boys.
Will the underprivileged have to pay the penalty for not having health insurance coverage because their state doesn't offer it? A double-penalty for the low-income families already struggling. Yeah, that sounds like a great plan.
What else are these southern gun-slinging, fetus-loving, senior-hating Republican governors going to do next? Try to outlaw abortion in their states? Attempt to ban all gays from residing in their states? Allow unemployed people to die at hospital doorsteps?
It is shocking that Governors of some of the poorest states in the nation are considering blocking federally mandated medicaid expansions to their citizens. Not very "Christian-like" is it?
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