Study cites impact of Medicaid expansion to region

Dec 12, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Newms360.com

Medicaid expansion, as allowed under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, would create about 700 jobs and provide health care coverage to more than 7,900 in the three-county region of Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties, according to a study released Thursday.

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Jeff

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Dec 13, 2013
 
Government care has taken the doctor away from the patient and now they nurse the computer. Collecting data on everyone is a destruction of privacy. It has given the medical industry a license to steal.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 13, 2013
 
when 1 out of 5 Mississippians is below the poverty level and the average income is only $20,000 it's hard to believe that our Governor chooses to make a grand stand play that reduces the available healthcare to the poor to impress the states elite. Of course the Governor knows who butters his bread and sees to it that the "fine" people of the state get their half off the top, then come back for all they want leaving the scraps on the floor for the rest of the people.

But would we expect any less from our Reight Wing Governor?
slim

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 13, 2013
 
"when 1 out of 5 Mississippians is below the poverty level"
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There is no one to pay the bills. Health care takes 20% of the gross national product now and can not afford to keep everyone alive as long as possible. I see time and again people in MS abusing their health smoking, drinking ,drugs, unprotected sex, poor eating habits, and poor health habits in general. Why should the people who sacrifice to maintain good health pay for those that abuse the system and their lives?
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 13, 2013
 
You agree with the Governor that the solution is for the poor to hurry and die before they have children it seems. That's quite Christian of you two.
slim

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 13, 2013
 
"You agree with the Governor that the solution is for the poor to hurry and die before they have children it seems. "
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What the problem is the laws governing medical services. The drugs, doctors, and insurance are not working. Each law is to make the medical field more money. How about not requiring people giving medical services have a license or degrees but have a competition. the papers show high training but a web rating of all show customer satisfaction. Stop the controlled substance act and let people buy drugs without a perception. Stop protecting drug company profits and let people buy over seas. Stop malpractice insurance and let the services be responsible. Allow one price to heal no matter what it takes. The system is broke and government controls only made it worse.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 13, 2013
 
Well slim, Chairman Mao might have been able to make such sweeping changes in an industry within a few years in his day but change like that ain't gonna happen in this country.
slim

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 13, 2013
 
"change like that ain't gonna happen in this country."
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Either is empathy or compassion for those that want to live different lives. The tyranny of community makes slaves of everyone as the system is designed to train worker/consumers and thinks wisdom is a dirty word.

The resources simply are not available to support all those that do not create a living for them selves.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 14, 2013
 
The vast majority of business owners will refuse to pay their employees more than they are forced to by regulation or union coercion and unions are being trashed by federal and state restrictions. The result is that employees can be treated like the Chinese coolies who built the western railroads and the coal miners of West Virginia. This country's working families must be able to earn a living from the jobs that are available and it seems that will only happen if the minimum wage is increased to force businesses to do so. If everyone is an entrepreneur who will the entrepreneurs employ? The country cannot survive if entrepreneurs are able to become wealthy by employing workers for starvation wages. In Monopoly the game ends when someone owns all the property. We are nearing that situation in real life in this country.
slim

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 14, 2013
 
"If everyone is an entrepreneur who will the entrepreneurs employ?"
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Contractors. Each person would incorporate them selves and contract for work to be done. No benefits or bosses only you being responsible to the contract you signed. The concept of jobs is slavery. If you do not like the value offered for you work sell your skills someplace else. The bigger problem is people having children they can not afford making buying labor a buyers market. People have been trained to think only consumption will make them happy. The media has created people that are willing to be slaves.
Anon

Sumrall, MS

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Dec 14, 2013
 
slim wrote:
"change like that ain't gonna happen in this country."
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Either is empathy or compassion for those that want to live different lives. The tyranny of community makes slaves of everyone as the system is designed to train worker/consumers and thinks wisdom is a dirty word.
The resources simply are not available to support all those that do not create a living for them selves.
This is why Government Pensions, Social Security, Welfare, The Prison System, Public 401ks among other things/systems are all getting ready to take a hit through renegotiation and restructuring.
Howdy

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 15, 2013
 
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>This is why Government Pensions, Social Security, Welfare, The Prison System, Public 401ks among other things/systems are all getting ready to take a hit through renegotiation and restructuring.
Money is just a promise by the government that lies to you for national security reasons and just because the leaders have big egos to force people to live the way they want them to live.

You can keep your doctor if you pay for them directly and can get an appointment.
Anonymous

Braxton, MS

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Dec 15, 2013
 
Howdy wrote:
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Money is just a promise by the government that lies to you for national security reasons and just because the leaders have big egos to force people to live the way they want them to live.
You can keep your doctor if you pay for them directly and can get an appointment.
This is true. How do these Government freeloaders plan on controlling someone when they can't control themselves? They would be a lot happier getting control of themselves. "Just doing my job" is a red flag your on autopilot and brainwashed. Wait till pensions are cut, they'll realize the devil is a liar.
Howdy

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 15, 2013
 
"Wait till pensions are cut, they'll realize the devil is a liar."
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All they have to do is have high inflation. That would reduce the purchasing power effectively cutting pensions.
Rod Knox

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Dec 15, 2013
 
Well the deck is stacked, Howdy. Inflation will soon be dealt out to the benefit of a few and to add suffering to the many, And gold doesn't really seem to be a good hedge.
Howdy

Tupelo, MS

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Dec 15, 2013
 
Rod Knox wrote:
Well the deck is stacked, Howdy. Inflation will soon be dealt out to the benefit of a few and to add suffering to the many, And gold doesn't really seem to be a good hedge.
In a finite world there simply is not enough resources to make 7 billion people middle class. If people do not stop having children then those children will eat the pensions and any other thing of value.

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