Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expan...

Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

There are 11 comments on the Boston Herald story from Dec 2, 2012, titled Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor. In it, Boston Herald reports that:

It's health care brinksmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Boston Herald.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#1 Dec 2, 2012
It is going to be great to watch President Obama break that chair that doddering Clint Eastwood was screaming at over the backs of the GOP as they give Obama everything he wants over the next 4 years, LOL!
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#2 Dec 2, 2012
If Obama screws this up as bad as Benghazi, the poor are screwed. He stinks and lies.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#3 Dec 2, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is going to be great to watch President Obama break that chair that doddering Clint Eastwood was screaming at over the backs of the GOP as they give Obama everything he wants over the next 4 years, LOL!
Yea right dream on, it is time for Obama to find out that he was elected president not the ruler he thinks he is. Obama forgets that half the country did not vote for him, as the popular vote goes he just squeaked by. In case you did not notice the rest of the government is not elected by the electoral college and the popular vote matters.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#4 Dec 2, 2012
That is an old indian trick, first the federal governments says don't worry we will pay for it then burden the state with the ballooning costs of the program.

Obamacare was sold as a collection of rich promises and benefits — a neatly wrapped gift with a bow on top. Now every state is learning the hard lesson that the federal government’s version of Christmas morning comes with a big price tag. The proposed Medicaid expansion alone threatens to completely reshape state budgets, crowding out investment in core state functions such as schools, public safety and transportation.

In my state we are constitutionally bound to balance the budget. This common-sense constraint means Georgia cannot afford Obamacare. Unless Congress moves to give states more flexibility — such as through a block-grant program — it’s likely Georgia will opt out of the expanded Medicaid program.

It is not a matter of brinkmanship as the article says, it is simply a matter of coming up with the money, taking the deal will add 620,000 people to Georgia's medicare roles. In 2013 and 2014 we are 700 million dollars short in coming up with our share of the medicare bill and that is without adding the 620,000 Obamacare would require. We just don't have the money and don't have a money printing press like Washington.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#5 Dec 2, 2012
Robert wrote:
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Yea right dream on, it is time for Obama to find out that he was elected president not the ruler he thinks he is. Obama forgets that half the country did not vote for him, as the popular vote goes he just squeaked by. In case you did not notice the rest of the government is not elected by the electoral college and the popular vote matters.
If the popular vote really mattered, Idiot-in-Chief #43 would till be working in a belltower.

In the final tally, Obama will have had a popular vote margin of about 5 million votes. I wouldn't call that "squeaking by".
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#6 Dec 2, 2012
When the first big thing farted it created a little fart and now bubbles are poppng in the Financial SEC Tor....

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#7 Dec 2, 2012
I worry that freeloaders from the bum 'red states' will travel to the 'blue states' when they need medical care.

Welfare tea-bagger freelosders are cheats.
duck booteefook

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#8 Dec 2, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
I worry that freeloaders from the bum 'red states' will travel to the 'blue states' when they need medical care.
Welfare tea-bagger freelosders are cheats.
Obama Orwel fare game!!!;-0000
duck booteefook

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Dec 2, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is going to be great to watch President Obama break that chair that doddering Clint Eastwood was screaming at over the backs of the GOP as they give Obama everything he wants over the next 4 years, LOL!
Obama Orwel til 2020!! happy now;)
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Dec 2, 2012
the 'poor' received an average of $61,000.00 per family in benefits in 2011 according to govt reports.

medicaid is the biggest fraud and biggest free medical package. the recipients pay NOTHING for Dr, hospital, prescription, dental, eye care and mental health. This is the largest taxpayer giveaway in the freebie package.

a lot of screaming is about all the seniors getting free medicare and using up too much money, not the 'poor' and illegal sucking up medicaid with their mega large families.

a senior receives on average 1,200.00 a month in SS benefits. Of this they pay $99.90 a month medicare insurance premium and on average another $40.00 a month for prescription coverage (if it's a married couple medicare is not a family plan, both seniors pay premiums). Medicare works like standard insurance, you pay a deductible and you pay a 20% co-pay with the exception of prescriptions where depending on the drug the co-pay can be 50-75%. There is absolutely NO coverage for eye care or dental in the senior population on medicare, this is the demographic that needs dental and eyecare the most in their declining years.

so spare us the 'poor' need more medicaid, they have it all and it costs them NOTHING. the typical illegal anchor family with 6 kids get it all free.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#11 Dec 2, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
I worry that freeloaders from the bum 'red states' will travel to the 'blue states' when they need medical care.
Welfare tea-bagger freelosders are cheats.
Good I hope they do but the free loaders are the ones suckeling on the federal teat instead of working. Now you want us to cover their health care too.

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