Republican governors gauge possible h...

Republican governors gauge possible heat from Medicaid

There are 90 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 22, 2013, titled Republican governors gauge possible heat from Medicaid. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

When Gov. Chris Christie decided that New Jersey would expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act , he opened the door to health-care coverage for 104,000 of the poorest Garden State residents, a move he said would save the state $227 million this year alone.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Nov 23, 2013
Obamalogic. If you add 104,000 who can't or won't pay, you'll save $227 million a year. The real winners are the taxpayers, they get to pick up the tab for 'saving' all that money.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Nov 23, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
Administration Extends Enrollment Deadline... Oh suprise suprise suprise, to right after the election. Obama goes down and dirty to try to prevent what his polls say is a 2014 wipe out.
We need Christy , we will have him sit on odoodle, that will control his spending.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#5 Nov 23, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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We need Christy , we will have him sit on odoodle, that will control his spending.
chritie's truck stop wife could sit on him, too.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#7 Nov 23, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
Administration Extends Enrollment Deadline... Oh suprise suprise suprise, to right after the election. Obama goes down and dirty to try to prevent what his polls say is a 2014 wipe out.
Which polls say that numbnuts? Post a link

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#8 Nov 23, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Obamalogic. If you add 104,000 who can't or won't pay, you'll save $227 million a year. The real winners are the taxpayers, they get to pick up the tab for 'saving' all that money.
yeah, ummm..if you had read the article, and been able to comprehend it, you would have noticed it was Christie saying his state would save that much...on the tab of everyone else.

guess you would have to call that Christielogic... but you will have to wait until someone tells you to parrot that in the next election cycle.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#9 Nov 23, 2013
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
Obamacare does not cover the surgical removal of Chris Christie's lips from Obama's butt.
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Too bad.
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Christie could have been a great one but he has contracted Obamacare disease.
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There is no cure.
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If he is stupid enough to hitch his wagon to Obama's falling star, he isn't smart enough to be president.
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One dummy, like Obama, is enough.
It pays for the removal of your head from your own ass numbnuts. Unless you are illegal, then you have to go back to dumbasstonia and get it done there.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#10 Nov 23, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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It pays for the removal of your head from your own ass numbnuts. Unless you are illegal, then you have to go back to dumbasstonia and get it done there.
but it does not pay for the removal of his head from the ass of those he parrots...
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Nov 23, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Obamalogic. If you add 104,000 who can't or won't pay, you'll save $227 million a year. The real winners are the taxpayers, they get to pick up the tab for 'saving' all that money.
How much is the tab to treat those citizens in the emergency rooms when they are unable to pay those bills?

this is the typical Republican thinking that inspired Dick Cheney's famous line, that "Deficits don't matter".

More importantly, what would be the Republican preference to ensure access to medical care for the typical low and middle income wage earners in America?
enough Obama period

Coffeyville, KS

#12 Nov 23, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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How much is the tab to treat those citizens in the emergency rooms when they are unable to pay those bills?
this is the typical Republican thinking that inspired Dick Cheney's famous line, that "Deficits don't matter".
More importantly, what would be the Republican preference to ensure access to medical care for the typical low and middle income wage earners in America?
More people are losing their insurance than didn't have it before that Obama was so concerned with. It was NEVER about insuring those poor people without insurance...it has ALWAYS been about government take over of the entire healthcare system. When you lose your insurance the only thing they offer is "go to the broken unsecure website" and then you end up on Medicaid...so yes, you will likely lose your doctor and possible the hospital in your area as well because a majority of them will not take Medicaid because it pays so little. Insuring the uninsured was NEVER the reason they wanted it, it has always been about government take over of healthcare. That's it!!!
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#13 Nov 23, 2013
The President of the Medical Organization is advising Doctors not to sign up for Obamacare, and for patients not to sign up either. They will end up with deadbeats that can't pay for it, and it will disappear. Now you have until next November to sign up anyway. By that time the new Senate, and House will be elected, and they can dismantle the whole shoddy affair!!!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Nov 23, 2013
this is a ridiculous argument, no; more people are not losing than those who never had insurance. 50 Million Americans were going without insurance because of the inability to afford comprehensive coverage, that doesn't include those who were targeted with policies that didn't cover anything if they were sick, and if so were forced into bankruptcy.

That's not true and you don't have a credible source of information to confirm that absurd theory.

Poor people in America have access to health care through medicaid and have had that access since 1965, it's not the poor but the low and middle class American workers in that 50 Million who didn't have the financial ability to purchase comprehensive health care coverage.

The health care issue and affordability is a 50 year issue, it's not a new development.

For 80% of America, ACA doesn't touch their health care programs, it's only for those of you who don't have health care and leave the emergency rooms on the hook for your outstanding payments due for treating you when you do get ill.
enough Obama period wrote:
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More people are losing their insurance than didn't have it before that Obama was so concerned with. It was NEVER about insuring those poor people without insurance...it has ALWAYS been about government take over of the entire healthcare system. When you lose your insurance the only thing they offer is "go to the broken unsecure website" and then you end up on Medicaid...so yes, you will likely lose your doctor and possible the hospital in your area as well because a majority of them will not take Medicaid because it pays so little. Insuring the uninsured was NEVER the reason they wanted it, it has always been about government take over of healthcare. That's it!!!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Nov 23, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The President of the Medical Organization is advising Doctors not to sign up for Obamacare, and for patients not to sign up either. They will end up with deadbeats that can't pay for it, and it will disappear. Now you have until next November to sign up anyway. By that time the new Senate, and House will be elected, and they can dismantle the whole shoddy affair!!!
You have deadbeat who can't afford emergency room services that they may require when getting ill now. You have hospitals in states that turned down the opportunity to expand medicaid for their citizen who will not receive the additional funding that those hospitals depend upon to pay for those treatments. Within a year, you will begin to see hospitals closing in those states because they are strapped for that federal funding to keep their doors open.

Hospitals in America can not survive without Federal Funds, and those in States where the governors have refused the Federal Funding to expand medicaid for their citizens will be ground zero for the on coming collapse of trying to go it alone in the Health Care industry.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#16 Nov 23, 2013
The administration will not recognize any limit, political or financial in its acquisition of POWER.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#17 Nov 23, 2013
RayOne wrote:
The administration will not recognize any limit, political or financial in its acquisition of POWER.
Obama and his regime will do whatever it takes to achieve total control of the American people. What the lunatic doesn't realize is that the real Americans will never let him win.
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#18 Nov 23, 2013
There are private Hospitals, Catholic Hospitals who will be just fine when the Government leave. We are not slaves owned by the Democrats to do with what they want, and they are about to see just how independent people really are next November. They will not be forced into a socialist system against their will. We are exempt, but even if we weren't I wouldn't sign up for this criminal healthcare scam.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 Nov 23, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
There are private Hospitals, Catholic Hospitals who will be just fine when the Government leave. We are not slaves owned by the Democrats to do with what they want, and they are about to see just how independent people really are next November. They will not be forced into a socialist system against their will. We are exempt, but even if we weren't I wouldn't sign up for this criminal healthcare scam.
You've never been to a Hospital in the united states that doesn't depend on Federal Funding to survive... You just don't know it.....You'll be ok, you state accepted the the funding and expanded Medicaid so you can talk all the trash you want......
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#20 Nov 23, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
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Obama and his regime will do whatever it takes to achieve total control of the American people. What the lunatic doesn't realize is that the real Americans will never let him win.
The Real Americans sent him to the Oval Office, Twice.......

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#21 Nov 23, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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How much is the tab to treat those citizens in the emergency rooms when they are unable to pay those bills?.........
I don't know, but based on the projected 'savings', it looks like it would be about $2k for each of the 104,000. So, the people who have insurance collectively pay $2K extra to cover for those 104K without insurance that get their care at free clinics and emergency rooms.

So, the taxpayers in NJ will now pay, what, about $800 a month or $9600 a year to subsidizes those who can't afford or won't buy health insurance. Using those numbers, NJ will 'save' almost a billion $.

What SHOULD they do? Come right out and say it, if you make less than $???, the state and federal government taxpayers will buy your health insurance for you. You can pick up your health insurance card along with your EBT card.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#22 Nov 23, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yeah, ummm..if you had read the article, and been able to comprehend it, you would have noticed it was Christie saying his state would save that much...on the tab of everyone else.
guess you would have to call that Christielogic... but you will have to wait until someone tells you to parrot that in the next election cycle.
Hey, I never said only Democrats can be self-serving politicians.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#23 Nov 23, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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The Real Americans sent him to the Oval Office, Twice.......
Remove your head from your azz, clean yourself off, open your eyes and start acting like a real American instead of a sheep. You just might learn something, like your precious messiah is a really bad guy.

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