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Republican Governors’ Plan Would Threaten Medicaid Coverage for Tens of Millions


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Republican Governors’ Plan Would Threaten Medicaid Coverage for Tens of Millions

Aviva Aron-Dine

A number of Republican governors are crafting, but haven’t yet agreed on, a health plan that would cap federal funding for Medicaid, leaked documents show.


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Two thoughts
1. For the love of god, the repubs have had 8 effing years to come up with a solution to the ACA and healthcare in general. This just goes to the point that they don't want to replace it, only repeal it and get rid of Medicare and Medicaid.
2. How can any decent human being not want to help those who are most in need of help. It puts a point on the false narrative that this is a Christian nation. Christians help the poor and the weak, they don't abandon them.


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The Republicans are cutting their own throats.

Let them Bleed.


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The key word in your comment was "decent person". Money and power is very corrupting and the GOP are totally under the control of their donor masters and do what they are told, not what the people need or want. They have a lot of power and money behind them which should be an eye opener to voters who care enough to notice. Instead they call those of us who try to warn them liars. Trump at least is vocal and crazy enough that he's bringing the GOP's true agenda into the spotlight which they hate and now they have to scramble to come up with something. The ACA was a Republican health care plan which is why Obama picked it in the first place, so they got nothing. The draft as reported in Politico that was leaked is 106 pages long and would completely do away with Medicaid and I am going to assume Medicare as well and leave seniors, once again, to the not so tender mercies of the health insurance industry, who kicked we old people off decades ago which is why we have Medicare to begin with. Now they want us to return to that? They are flat out insane if they think for one minute people are going to return to no healthcare coverage in this country. Not without a fight we won't.


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Some of them point fingers and just want anyone who is not perfect and who has had the audacity to make mistakes to be punished.


#6

But they keep getting elected...WTF ?


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Yet they always seem to find plenty money to pour down the rat-holes of "defense" and "national security". Ever since 9/11, they've kept the public paranoid and fearful as they've robbed them. Now it
seems they want it all!


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Boy, you couldn't come up with a more perfect photo than the one here of LePage, for Republican poster boy!


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Well, yes, Medicaid is next. Then Medicare, and then Social Security (though middle class retirees will go down last). This is the agenda America began pursuing with the "Reagan Revolution" in the 1980s.

Bit of history: What came to be called AFDC was first included in FDR's Social Security Act, later separated to focus on the specific needs of young families in poverty. The Clinton administration got rid of that in the 1990s, and took the first steps to similarly "reform" Social Security, targeting the disabled. The disabled became the fastest-growing group of homeless people by 2000. Although the Obama administration was able to restore benefits, cuts soon enough resumed. By 2015, Dems in Congress voted to virtually end food stamps to the elderly poor and the disabled (cut from $115 per month, down to $10).

Cut by cut, program by program. Complex issues, but we have been slowly transitioning into just another third world labor state, discarding those who aren't of current use.


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Low income elderly, and the disabled, rely on Medicaid to cover treatment and prescription costs. Ending this will fairly quickly reduce the number of Social Security recipients.


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...like Paul LePage, right?