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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    yeah, requiring states to spend an extra $30 without helping them raise that money, at this moment, aint soo smart.
    It could require another billion or more in state taxes for this program expansion.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It could require another billion or more in state taxes for this program expansion.
    like I said, not too smart.

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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It could require another billion or more in state taxes for this program expansion.
    And at a time when not only states are running out of money, but city after city is falling flat broke.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Southern governors secede from Medicaid - Jonathan Allen and Kathryn Smith - POLITICO.com[/FONT][/COLOR]
    Yea these guys are really for the "ordinary guy" really extending their helping hand...

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    We tried that once already; uh, 1860 - I think, Idunno somethin' like that. As I recall, it didn't work out too well.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Further reading on this subject has brought some more things to light.
    The feds are only going to cover, new eligible Medicaid at 100% costs, for the first 3 years and after that they'll pay 90%.

    Seeing that Medicaid, tends to be one of the largest budget items for states to begin with and even paying for these people at 90%, it still represents a greater burden on the states finances, to cover these people.
    If I were a state governor/legislature I'd reject it to, based on future financial obligation.
    It's the feds that will be paying the 90%, not the states. The states are getting a 9-to-1 match on their money from the federal government...AND they get a lot of uninsured people covered...AND their health care providers will actually get paid for treating those people. States really can't afford NOT to take this deal. This is especially true of red states with stingy Medicaid programs, because they are eligible for more federal money to bring them into compliance with the Medicaid expansion.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It's the feds that will be paying the 90%, not the states. The states are getting a 9-to-1 match on their money from the federal government...AND they get a lot of uninsured people covered...AND their health care providers will actually get paid for treating those people. States really can't afford NOT to take this deal. This is especially true of red states with stingy Medicaid programs, because they are eligible for more federal money to bring them into compliance with the Medicaid expansion.
    And in x amount of time, that 90% goes away. Leaving the states to carry the burden the feds threw on them.

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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    This isn't complicated. What the GOP governors are threatening to do is popular. The Democrats have to face the fact that the public has figured out the lies being used to promote the scheme.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    This isn't complicated. What the GOP governors are threatening to do is popular. The Democrats have to face the fact that the public has figured out the lies being used to promote the scheme.
    Secession has been popular in the South before.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Right. I'm imagining that the voters threw out 63 Democratic members of the House, the biggest loss since 1938. Just me being consumed by hatred.
    You got an influx of right wing weirdos in an off year election with a much smaller turnout than a Presidential election. Enjoy it while you can.
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    Re: Southern governors secede from Medicaid

    It would appear the article in the OP was focused too narrowly...

    Medicaid expansion a tough sell to governors of both parties - The Washington Post

    Southern secession indeed...

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