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Bankrupt Health Care
Hard Times For The Medicaid Expansion
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  • Suzyqpie

    “And the heart of the policy goal of the ACA itself is to expand coverage to as many Americans as possible,” and while expanding coverage to as many Americans as possible, the campaign Donor Class of Wall Street insurance companies have make a fortune. WDC twofer, profits to the Donor Class, subsidizes to the Recipient Class.

  • rheddles

    What America needs, and so far lacks, is for one or both of the parties
    to articulate a health care vision that can actually address the root
    anxieties keeping the ACA debate alive.

    I want my Obamacare for free. Healthcare is my right. I don’t care who pays for it or how much it costs.

    That’s one vision. How can any other vision top that? I know! Eternal life everlasting. For free.

    • Pete


      Medicaid is welfare.

    • Andrew Allison

      Broadband internet as an entitlement?

      • FriendlyGoat

        I know you intend that as sarcasm. But we decided that the use of textbooks would be an entitlement for students perhaps a hundred years ago.

        • Andrew Allison

          Which has SFA to do with the ludicrous proposition that broadband is an entitlement. Access to Netflix streaming is no more a necessity than to the movies. Which is not to say, I hasten to add, that the broadband market should not be opened to real (as opposed, as at present, to pretend) competition, but simply to point out that our only entitlements are those spelled out in the Bill of Rights.

        • rheddles

          we decided that the use of textbooks would be an entitlement for students perhaps a hundred years ago.

          Looking at the public schools, I’d not say that’s an argument in favor of your position.

  • Andrew Allison

    Medicaid provides (increasingly limited) access to healthcare for the uninsured. Like all welfare, once provided it is all but impossible to curtail. Health insurance is altogether different kettle of fish. I suspect, for example, that the employer mandate could go away, along with the minimum required coverage of insurance policies.

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