Post Tagged with: "Medicaid expansion"

Republican Governor Refuses Medicaid Expansion: ‘People Still Die If They Have Insurance’

Republican Governor Refuses Medicaid Expansion: ‘People Still Die If They Have Insurance’

Idaho’s Republican governor just said something so stupid, it will catapult him from obscurity to infamy.

by Christian Drake· · News
Blood-Red Louisiana Just Voted To Expand Medicaid For A Quarter-Million People

Blood-Red Louisiana Just Voted To Expand Medicaid For A Quarter-Million People

The residents of Louisiana just did something HUGE.

by John Prager· · News
John Oliver: Tuesday’s Election Will Determine If GOP Hypocrisy Wins Or People Literally Die (VIDEO)

John Oliver: Tuesday’s Election Will Determine If GOP Hypocrisy Wins Or People Literally Die (VIDEO)

“Healthcare is like a pair of gym shorts. Even if it covers nearly all it is supposed to, you’re still left with some problematic gaps and terrible things can happen.”

by Sarah Burris· · News
Rick Scott F*cks Over Florida’s Working Poor Again By Creating Commission Led By Corrupt Repub.

Rick Scott F*cks Over Florida’s Working Poor Again By Creating Commission Led By Corrupt Repub.

There are not enough facepalms for this one.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
GOP Still Trying To Kill Americans, Even As The Uninsured Rate Continues To Drop (IMAGES)

GOP Still Trying To Kill Americans, Even As The Uninsured Rate Continues To Drop (IMAGES)

A new Gallup poll finds that states that have fully implemented the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” are getting great results.

by Wes Williams· · Current Issues, News
Fla. GOP Votes To Keep Their $8 Health Coverage A Week After Telling The Working Poor To Die

Fla. GOP Votes To Keep Their $8 Health Coverage A Week After Telling The Working Poor To Die

Florida Republicans just rewarded themselves while simultaneously kicking the working poor in the teeth.

by Shannon Argueta· · Current Issues, News
Senate Repubs In Fla. F*ck Scott Out Of Millions, Calling It His ‘Reward’ For Derailing Healthcare

Senate Repubs In Fla. F*ck Scott Out Of Millions, Calling It His ‘Reward’ For Derailing Healthcare

Florida Senators EPICALLY screw Rick Scott.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
Florida Republicans May Have Just Signed Death Warrants For Almost A Million Of The State’s Working Poor

Florida Republicans May Have Just Signed Death Warrants For Almost A Million Of The State’s Working Poor

Florida: The state where the Republicans want their poor to suffer mightily.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
Photo with Rick Scott: Video screen grab/WPTV.

Gov. Scott’s Dire Shutdown Warnings Prove GOP Will Stop At NOTHING To Block Access To Healthcare (VIDEO)

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott proves the GOP is doomed, as he tries to screw poor people out of health coverage, while balancing his state’s budget.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Photo of Tenn. GOP State Sen. Todd Gardenhire: Chas Sisk / WPLN/Nashville Public Radio.

GOP Lawmaker Denies 280,000 Healthcare, Then Calls Uninsured Constituent An ‘@sshole’ (VIDEO)

Who’s the @sshole? The man with no health insurance? Or the lawmaker who betrayed him? There’s a special place in H3ll for Todd Gardenhire.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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What Happens To Emergency Rooms When A State Doesn’t Expand Medicaid? Louisiana Is A Harrowing Example

What will the residents of Louisiana do if all the ERs have to close? These closures are the legacy of Bobby Jindal’s fight against the ACA.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Hey Republicans, Facts Are In: Obamacare Costs A Lot Less Than Expected

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are not happy about this report.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Outrageous: These States Say $4,600 Per Year Makes You Too Rich For Medicaid

A few states have very strict income requirements for their Medicaid programs. They’re so strict that a mere $4,600 per year for a family of four is too wealthy to qualify.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Still Think Your Vote Doesn’t Count After Losing The Senate? Here’s Why You’re Wrong

Progress ALWAYS wins in the end and I’m in it for the long haul. Are you?

Republican Blockage Of ObamaCare Is About To Cost Hundreds Of Jobs

Republican Blockage Of ObamaCare Is About To Cost Hundreds Of Jobs

Republicans’ efforts to block the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) just got more expensive for their constituents.

by Ellen Brodsky· · News
Bobby Jindal tries to trample on free speech by forcing the removal of a billboard criticizing his Medicaid expansion decision and loses.

Jindal Tries to Shred Constitution, Gets Shut Down

Bobby Jindal tries to trample on free speech by forcing the removal of a billboard criticizing his Medicaid expansion decision and loses.

by Ryan Denson· · News
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Virginia Politicians Could Give Healthcare To The Poor, But Are Building Themselves An Office Instead

Virginia’s lawmakers authorized $430 million for a new building to replace their crumbling one. That’s the same amount they could have had for Medicaid.

by Rika Christensen· · News
GOP Opposition To Obamacare Is Going To Cause Thousands Of Needless Deaths (IMAGE)

GOP Opposition To Obamacare Is Going To Cause Thousands Of Needless Deaths (IMAGE)

A new study estimates that there will be many preventable deaths in states whose governors have refused the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

by Wes Williams· · News
The Georgia GOP just passed numerous laws which could sicken you, but it's the one they didn't pass that will break your heart. Image: Hope for Haleigh

Georgia GOP Gives State’s Children The Ultimate ‘Screw You’

The Georgia GOP just passed numerous laws which could sicken you, but it’s the one they didn’t pass that will break your heart.

by Curtis F· · News
WATCH: Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly Wants Pregnancy Tests In Bars

WATCH: Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly Wants Pregnancy Tests In Bars

Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly has an idea: have pregnancy tests in bars. His reason is sound but his implementation plans are typical GOP claptrap.

by T. Steelman· · News