Thursday, June 6, 2013

Another scrum on Medicaid expansion

The Democrats held a press conference and announced a "new" plan for Medicaid expansion that supposedly is similar to the "Arkansas plan":

Mississippi Republican Party Executive Director Brandon Payne responded yesterday with this statement:

"The proposal offered by House Democrats appears to be the "Arkansas Plan" - which is Medicaid expansion by another name. The Arkansas Plan expands Obamacare, costs taxpayers even more than Medicaid expansion by itself, and leaves taxpayers holding the bill when federal funds do not come through."

The GOP issued this response to the Democrats:


Anonymous said...

It's good enough for finger-waving Jan Brewer, but not for woman-basher Phil Bryant. Could there be a correlation there? Could be!

Anonymous said...

We should force every single Mississippian including elected officials onto Medicaid. If it is good enough for our working poor then it surely is good enough for every single working citizen in our state.

Anonymous said...


It's my understanding that a significant amount of Medicaid funds are expended on the "non-working" poor, if you will.

That's one point Dems always make, that Obamacare will cover the *working* poor. Those people who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford their own.

Anonymous said...

3:45 PM, if Medicaid is good enough for the working Joe and Jane at the low end of the income pole then it is good enough for all of us.

I want Bobby Moak and Cecil Brown and David Blount and Steve Holland and Brandon Jones and every other single Democrat telling Mississippi that this is a good thing on the very same program.

Anonymous said...

3:45 you are mistaken. Over a third of them are kids and most of the adults are disabled, in nursing homes, or pregnant. Able bodied adults who don't work do not qualify.

No Parking Space For U 1 Year said...

8:44; I'm afraid YOU are also mistaken. There are thousands of Mississippi 'able bodied adults who don't work' who managed to have gotten themselves qualified for medicaid. All it takes is the ability to groan, wince and limp on command and find one of many complicit medical 'professionals' to sign off on imaginary debilitating ailments.

For every 'able bodied' democrat you see sporting a handicap card on their Escalade mirror, there are three who got themselves qualified for medicaid while avoiding work. Who do you think you're fooling?

Anonymous said...

The latest GAO analysis forecasts that state governments are going to face serious near- and long-term fiscal challenges due to a growing -- not shrinking -- gap between spending and revenues.

So it makes complete sense that Fat Bobby's morally and fiscally reckless crew wants to make matters even worse in Mississippi with an expansion of Medicaid.

Oh, and don't forget, now the repugnant spendaholics want Mississippi taxpayers to believe that they've shorted the failing public education system by $1 billion over the last 4 years. Go to hell Nancy. Go to hell.

Anonymous said...

Waivers are a subsidy to insurers in a grey area between charity and insurance. It remains to be seen if the ACA itself is a middle stage between a profitable health industry and a national health insurance bureau.

Anonymous said...

"Remains to be seen"? Do you really believe that, 9:28? What does it take to convince a hard-head such as yourself? Take off the scrubs and THINK!

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