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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mississippi May Abandon 700,000 Medicaid Recipients!


The Small Image of the Day
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. Love that Confederate Flag Gov!



Seven hundred thousand (700,000) people in Mississippi could lose current benefits under Medicaid!  Could this be to a political impasse? According to MSNBC Politics Nation's Morgan Whitaker, a political impasse is the basis for potentially throwing people  to the wolves and ravages of ill health. We will add, n the state with the lowest per capita income (of 50 states) and one of the highest experiences of "no" medical coverage.  I will wager the Mississippi State politicians are also throwing a good number of children to the wolves as part of the 700,000 figure.

MSNBCs Whitaker....
"Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over Medicaid expansion since the beginning of the year, with Democrats pushing for expansion that would give Medicaid coverage to an additional 300,000 people in the state who fall slightly above the poverty line. One recent compromise floated by Democrats would instead use the federal money to help individuals purchase their own plans on the state exchange — modeled after an Arkansas deal — but Governor Bryant promptly rejected the plan. 
A recent survey of “deep south” states found 58% of Mississippians supported Medicaid expansion, as well as 85% of African-Americans from South Carolina to Louisiana."
Executive Summaries can be most boring , yet at the same time very relevant to issues for which the document was or is created. But, who enjoys reading them?  No one I suspect. Let's instead take a look at a graphic associated with the Whitaker piece.

Support for or opposition to Medicaid Expansion.



Interactive Link, here.

If you chose not to visit the interactive link, at least take a peep at the states in Powder Blue. Does it remind of a GOP voters map

While the interactive page also includes a list of states with current Medicaid Expansion status, we offer a sorted list.

Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision, as of June 11, 2013

LocationGovernor's Position
United States30 Supports; 15 Opposes; 6 Weighing Options
WyomingOpposes
AlaskaOpposes
WisconsinOpposes
VirginiaOpposes
TexasOpposes
South DakotaOpposes
South CarolinaOpposes
OklahomaOpposes
North CarolinaOpposes
NebraskaOpposes
GeorgiaOpposes
AlabamaOpposes
IdahoOpposes
Mississippi2Opposes
LouisianaOpposes
District of ColumbiaSupports
Iowa1Supports
KentuckySupports
ArizonaSupports
West VirginiaSupports
MarylandSupports
MassachusettsSupports
Michigan1Supports
MinnesotaSupports
IllinoisSupports
HawaiiSupports
Montana2Supports
Florida2Supports
NevadaSupports
New HampshireSupports
New JerseySupports
New MexicoSupports
New YorkSupports
WashingtonSupports
North DakotaSupports
OhioSupports
DelawareSupports
OregonSupports
Arkansas1Supports
Rhode IslandSupports
ConnecticutSupports
ColoradoSupports
VermontSupports
CaliforniaSupports
MissouriSupports
UtahWeighing Options
Tennessee1Weighing Options
PennsylvaniaWeighing Options
KansasWeighing Options
MaineWeighing Options
Indiana1Weighing Options

One could actually see the "OL" Confederacy brewing and festering under the oppressive ObamaCare (A double entendre for certain) edicts of the "OL" Union!

As you read the Politics Nation piece, it is easy to see the Democrats in Mississippi are not the catalyst of the potential disruption in services for 700,000 state residents.  Some of the most ardent of Southern and Plains states have sided with their citizenry (highlighted in Red with Blue "Supports" or Green "Weighing Options."). ObamaCare offers unarguable "liberal' funding potential for the states. It is amazing how people will actually cut their own throats for sake of a social paradigm.

The message is clear and stated very well by a host on MSNBC within the past week. If President Obama was white, this level of GOP obstructionism would not stand the pressure from citizens in those states.   While there are other factors which contribute to the insane obstruction from the GOP, one cannot dismiss the ease of the 'race' dog whistle (even when not audible) in shaping GOP policy and conservative state subservience.

The prospect of 700,000 poor people, aged people and children thrown into states of no medical coverage based in the Red State governor's state of obtuse and marching to a GOP drum is disgusting.


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