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Scheherazade

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Well, the times they are a-changin, eh???
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Anti-Obamacare Governor Now Encouraging Residents To Enroll Under Health Law
BY SY MUKHERJEE ON MARCH 24, 2014 AT 12:43 PM
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/03/24/34...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), an ardent Affordable Care Act critic, is now encouraging residents to transition into new health plans under the very reform law that he once refused to help implement.

Walker told the Washington Examiner’s Philip A. Klein that he has instructed state agencies to work with individuals who are transitioning into plans offered on Wisconsin’s Obamacare marketplace. That includes both the previously uninsured and poor residents just above the poverty level who are being siphoned out of the state’s Medicaid program, BadgerCare, and into private ACA plans under Walker’s conservative alternative to Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion.

Just two years ago, Walker was singing a very different tune. He had refused to create a statewide ACA marketplace — thereby also forgoing significant federal funding for Obamacare outreach efforts — and said he wouldn’t lift a finger to help implement the law until the Supreme Court decided the law’s fate. In fact, Wisconsin’s spending on ACA outreach is the lowest in the nation at just 46 cents per capita.
Walker eventually went even further than that. He said that he wouldn’t do anything about the health law at all until after the 2012 November elections, in the hopes that Mitt Romney would win and repeal the law, making implementation efforts moot.

But now that Obama has been re-elected and the ACA is actually going into effect, Walker is admitting that it could provide a boost for many Wisconsinites.“I don’t want people to fall between the cracks,” said Walker in his Examiner interview.“[U]ntil we can change and come up with something better to replace the law, we still care about our constituents, we still want people to do well.”

It’s a tacit acknowledgment that Obamacare is actually a good deal for the more than half million uninsured state residents. Some of the poorer Wisconsin localities, such as Racine County, suffer from disproportionate numbers of early deaths and STDs and have higher rates of infant mortality.

“A lot of people think that Republicans like me would want to sabotage the law by making it hard or difficult for people to sign up,” said Walker.“I think that’s somewhat shortsighted by our critics, because what we care about more than anything are the people we represent.”

More than 71,000 Wisconsinites signed up for private plans through the state marketplace between October 1 and March 1, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Well, the times they are a-changin, eh???
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Anti-Obamacare Governor Now Encouraging Residents To Enroll Under Health Law
BY SY MUKHERJEE ON MARCH 24, 2014 AT 12:43 PM
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/03/24/34...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), an ardent Affordable Care Act critic, is now encouraging residents to transition into new health plans under the very reform law that he once refused to help implement.
Walker told the Washington Examiner’s Philip A. Klein that he has instructed state agencies to work with individuals who are transitioning into plans offered on Wisconsin’s Obamacare marketplace. That includes both the previously uninsured and poor residents just above the poverty level who are being siphoned out of the state’s Medicaid program, BadgerCare, and into private ACA plans under Walker’s conservative alternative to Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion.
Just two years ago, Walker was singing a very different tune. He had refused to create a statewide ACA marketplace — thereby also forgoing significant federal funding for Obamacare outreach efforts — and said he wouldn’t lift a finger to help implement the law until the Supreme Court decided the law’s fate. In fact, Wisconsin’s spending on ACA outreach is the lowest in the nation at just 46 cents per capita.
Walker eventually went even further than that. He said that he wouldn’t do anything about the health law at all until after the 2012 November elections, in the hopes that Mitt Romney would win and repeal the law, making implementation efforts moot.
But now that Obama has been re-elected and the ACA is actually going into effect, Walker is admitting that it could provide a boost for many Wisconsinites.“I don’t want people to fall between the cracks,” said Walker in his Examiner interview.“[U]ntil we can change and come up with something better to replace the law, we still care about our constituents, we still want people to do well.”
It’s a tacit acknowledgment that Obamacare is actually a good deal for the more than half million uninsured state residents. Some of the poorer Wisconsin localities, such as Racine County, suffer from disproportionate numbers of early deaths and STDs and have higher rates of infant mortality.
“A lot of people think that Republicans like me would want to sabotage the law by making it hard or difficult for people to sign up,” said Walker.“I think that’s somewhat shortsighted by our critics, because what we care about more than anything are the people we represent.”
More than 71,000 Wisconsinites signed up for private plans through the state marketplace between October 1 and March 1, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Reads to me like Klein twisted Walker's words and you, reader, are twisting them further.

'Instructed' does not translate to 'supports' and the quote "until we can change and come up with something better to replace the law", is far from a ringing endorsement.

Obamacare is a poory thought out and poorly executed, crashing disaster that will fall under it's own weight. As Walker stated in the beginning, and which is, judging by his quote above, provided by you, still his opinion.

Get Chubby Checker! Reader's back doing her 'twist.'
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Reads to me like Klein twisted Walker's words and you, reader, are twisting them further.
'Instructed' does not translate to 'supports' and the quote "until we can change and come up with something better to replace the law", is far from a ringing endorsement.
Obamacare is a poory thought out and poorly executed, crashing disaster that will fall under it's own weight. As Walker stated in the beginning, and which is, judging by his quote above, provided by you, still his opinion.
Get Chubby Checker! Reader's back doing her 'twist.'
You really are incredibly stupid.

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You really are incredibly stupid.
Read it again, wee man. Pretend your circle jerk friend, che, wrote it and you'll be agreeing with me. I'm going out to dinner. You keep trolling along.
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typical left wing spin nothing to see here
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Read it again, wee man. Pretend your circle jerk friend, che, wrote it and you'll be agreeing with me. I'm going out to dinner. You keep trolling along.
You read it, Cavern Cvnt. Read what it says, not what you want it to say.
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Read it again, wee man. Pretend your circle jerk friend, che, wrote it and you'll be agreeing with me. I'm going out to dinner. You keep trolling along.
You read again, Cavern Cvnt. Read what it says, not what you want it to say.
Scheherazade

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Just in case you DONT think Walker is still a self-serving t$#d --

MON DEC 16, 2013 AT 01:47 PM PST
Scott Walker's Obamacare maneuvering
by Joan McCarter

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/16/1263...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks he can boost his national chances in 2016 if he doesn't look like a total teabagger to too many voters, but if he can at the same time stick his finger in the eye of President Obama on Obamacare. Thus he has developed a convoluted approach to both the exchanges and Medicaid expansion, one of which probably won't go down well with the administration—which has to grant a waiver for him to do it—and the other which shouldn't go down well with Wisconsinites.
First, he wants to opt out of the federal exchange but still have people get insurance. See? Moderate. Walker wants the federal government to allow Wisconsinites to use their federal subsidies outside of the exchange to buy any policy sold in his state. That would basically keep his state out of the whole evil Obamacare system, but still let them get subsidized health insurance. It's not likely to work, so he's also asked the feds to allow Wisconsin into a pilot program already operating in Texas, Florida, and Ohio that allows people to purchase plans on the exchanges directly from the insurer instead of going through the federal website.(Now that the website is functioning, the feds might be less likely to loop Wisconsin in.)

On Medicaid, Walker's big plan is to kick 77,000 people out of the state's current, expansive Medicaid program called Badgercare, and put them in the exchanges. That would free up space, because Badgercare has a cap, allowing some 83,000 more low-income people into the program.

“It’s part of overall reform,” Walker said,“where our goal is to get more people out into the workplace, more people covered when it comes to health care and fewer people dependent on the government, not because we’ve kicked them out but we’ve empowered them to take control of their own destiny.”
Sounds good, so far, right (except for the Ayn Randian "destiny" bullshit). He's a compassionate conservative, really a moderate, right? Except that he's still refusing the federal Medicaid expansion money, keeping his Obamacare hating creds in place. Here's the problem: that's going to cost Wisconsin taxpayers an additional $460 million through 2020. At least some folks in Wisconsin, including the editors at the Cap Times aren't pleased with this plan, and aren't fooled by Walker's newfound concern for the poor. They know it's about a presidential run in 2016: "Scott Walker puts politics first—even if that means making Wisconsinites pay more." The easily fooled wingnuts, however, love it.

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Scheherazade wrote:
Just in case you DONT think Walker is still a self-serving t$#d --
MON DEC 16, 2013 AT 01:47 PM PST
Scott Walker's Obamacare maneuvering
by Joan McCarter
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/16/1263...
This is over 100 days old. A lifetime in politics. dailykos...really reader? You dug around all this time to bring us news this old, and biased at that?

I like a lot of Walker's ideas on this. Better than 'slaughtercare.' You libs are afraid of anything that take's citizens out from under government dependency and perhaps loses their vote.

Scott Walker's hot and he not doing anything any other politiican doesn't do..

Now, go pick a new subject.. 24 hours on this one and you have 8 posts, Four, I think, one liners from the wee man.

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You read again, Cavern Cvnt. Read what it says, not what you want it to say.
Double posting. That means U R mad, right? LMAO
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Well, the times they are a-changin, eh???
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Anti-Obamacare Governor Now Encouraging Residents To Enroll Under Health Law
BY SY MUKHERJEE ON MARCH 24, 2014 AT 12:43 PM
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/03/24/34...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), an ardent Affordable Care Act critic, is now encouraging residents to transition into new health plans under the very reform law that he once refused to help implement.
Walker told the Washington Examiner’s Philip A. Klein that he has instructed state agencies to work with individuals who are transitioning into plans offered on Wisconsin’s Obamacare marketplace. That includes both the previously uninsured and poor residents just above the poverty level who are being siphoned out of the state’s Medicaid program, BadgerCare, and into private ACA plans under Walker’s conservative alternative to Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion.
Just two years ago, Walker was singing a very different tune. He had refused to create a statewide ACA marketplace — thereby also forgoing significant federal funding for Obamacare outreach efforts — and said he wouldn’t lift a finger to help implement the law until the Supreme Court decided the law’s fate. In fact, Wisconsin’s spending on ACA outreach is the lowest in the nation at just 46 cents per capita.
Walker eventually went even further than that. He said that he wouldn’t do anything about the health law at all until after the 2012 November elections, in the hopes that Mitt Romney would win and repeal the law, making implementation efforts moot.
But now that Obama has been re-elected and the ACA is actually going into effect, Walker is admitting that it could provide a boost for many Wisconsinites.“I don’t want people to fall between the cracks,” said Walker in his Examiner interview.“[U]ntil we can change and come up with something better to replace the law, we still care about our constituents, we still want people to do well.”
It’s a tacit acknowledgment that Obamacare is actually a good deal for the more than half million uninsured state residents. Some of the poorer Wisconsin localities, such as Racine County, suffer from disproportionate numbers of early deaths and STDs and have higher rates of infant mortality.
“A lot of people think that Republicans like me would want to sabotage the law by making it hard or difficult for people to sign up,” said Walker.“I think that’s somewhat shortsighted by our critics, because what we care about more than anything are the people we represent.”
More than 71,000 Wisconsinites signed up for private plans through the state marketplace between October 1 and March 1, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
And here's why. You're really not very bright, are you?

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
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This is over 100 days old. A lifetime in politics. dailykos...really reader? You dug around all this time to bring us news this old, and biased at that?
I like a lot of Walker's ideas on this. Better than 'slaughtercare.' You libs are afraid of anything that take's citizens out from under government dependency and perhaps loses their vote.
Scott Walker's hot and he not doing anything any other politiican doesn't do..
Now, go pick a new subject.. 24 hours on this one and you have 8 posts, Four, I think, one liners from the wee man.
You still have not figured it out, have you, zitface.

Either that or you like the attention. It is probably better than what you get offline.

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