therefore, evidently, they weren't covered
thus, they went without or they paid their bills when they needed service or they paid part of their bills or they went to er and we all got stuck with the tab...
ie, they did what they did
THE PROBLEM is---obamacare makes it all worse
it adds mega millions to medicare WHILE REDUCING ITS FUNDING, already dire, by HALF A TRIL
and as for medicaid, where most of the new enrollees end up, the "ghetto of health care," obamacare puts millions of new members on the states' plates "without the money to pay for them"
do you need the LINKS?
i don't know why you would, they've been pasted all over this thread
the sources, i recall quite well, are THE TIMES and THE BOSTON GLOBE
the gubs who called out THEIR "mother of unfunded mandates" included dems bill richardson from new mexico (perhaps the most corrupt sitting state exec, replaced nov 2 by rising gop star susana martinez, the first hispanic female gub in us history), bill ritter (once a star in colorado who surprised all by announcing he would not seek reelection, ritter is the man who appointed michael bennet from supt of denver public schools to ken salazar's vacant senate seat when the current interior secty was promoted by obama), christine gregoire from WA, brian schweitzer in montana and PHIL BREDESEN (the leader of this blue gub rebellion, who first called out this "mother of unfunded mandates" cited so often by msm's in this discussion, who since the gub meeting where all this angst broke out has written a book calling obamacare "a stunning disappointment," and more)
bredesen (outgoing dem gub from TN):
The Daily News Blog » More from Bredesen on Health Care“Government loves complexity, rules and red tape, but we may have outdone ourselves this time,” Bredesen writes. “Reform offered a chance to clean up the baroque system we have created over the years, reduce bureaucracy, lower administrative cost and give clarity and focus to a major part of where we spend our taxpayers’ money.
“Instead, we created more complexity, more regulations and the need for more bureaucracy.”
when you reform one sixth of the united states economy, you're sposed to make things better, you see