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Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered By Health Law


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, poor, uninsured, government, ethics, dishonesty, politics, rights, society, sadness, health, humans, family )

Carrie
- 292 days ago - nytimes.com
Because they live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor, they are among the eight million Americans who are impoverished, uninsured and...



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Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:22 pm
We used to have a thriving middle class in the United States...no more. Now the Republicans are out to destroy our lower class. What next...only the upper class will survive...then what? Peace, Light and Love.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:57 pm
This is so sad.These people are probably having trouble feeding their families also. The Republicans have proven themselves to be uncaring jerks.
Thanks Carrie111.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:11 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 7:15 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Yes, they are cruel, thoughtless & heartless. I believe many have a big sociopathic streak running through them. Some of the GOP Govs. did think the better of it. Surprise! My own Gov. Brewer, who has been not only a thorn in Obama's side, but a major thorn in the side of a lot of Arizonans, actually threatened our legislature that she wouldn't sign any bills at all unless & until they passed the ACA here. She stood her ground, the GOP caved. So, in her years as Gov, that is one decent thing she has done.
 

zora b. (86)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 7:54 pm
This is really cruel and inconsiderate to say the least. We are supposed to help each other. No matter what state we are living in. Sweden is a good example of showing how they have sold this essential human right - to be healthy. Thank you Carrie for posting it.
 

Laurie H. (689)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 8:06 pm
Thank you Carrie for this information. This is a terrible mess--- even though we're the "United States," every state is run differently.~
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:34 pm
The Republicans who are deciding who can and who cannot have health care coverage in the states they represent should be sent a photo and case history of every citizen who died, or is dying, due to lack of medical coverage. Better yet, a publication should be started providing such information to the public. It's easier to decide someone's fate when you don't know them. But once the uninsured person's name and story is made public, the politicians are no longer protected from guilt by their lack of knowledge. And voters have a right to know...
 

Pogle S. (88)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 11:46 pm
This brings a new understanding to a foreigner on the US health care system. I must say that it does appear to reflect local bigotry and prejudice up.
 

Elle J. (282)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:00 am
I think it would be a great idea if we stripped Congress of their health care which I am sure is a premium plan that covers everything. Let them find insurance for their families and pay for it themselves. They might be dancing to a different tune. I, for one, am tired of footing the bills for their salaries, health care and expenses. They haven't come up with one new idea to help all Americans since they took office. They are too busy waging war against our president and from where I sit, it all comes down to bigotry. Sadly, it is alive and well and running rampant in Congress. The ACA is the law of the land. How stupid they are to try to tamper with it. We were the only industrialized nation in the world that did not have health care for all of its citizens. Well the President fixed that. It is way past time for the GOP/Tea Party to face facts. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:24 am
That is largely not the fault of the law. Most of the uninsured poor will be because Republican governors and state legislatures refuse to cover them even though the federal government is picking up the tab. Then those Republicans are telling those poor constituents that ObamaCare doesn't cover them
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 4:46 am
noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:34 am
Everyone should enjoy their right
 

Andrea W. (39)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:37 am
I read this article yesterday. I live in one of those Republican controlled states. It's an embarrassment for Floridians that our State's legislature put its own interests ahead of the people, particularly those most in need, yet again. Thanks for sharing this here, Carrie. Noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday October 4, 2013, 9:49 am
What it was supposed to look like and does for at least 20% of the nation:

"“Covered California” Health Care Exchange Enrollment Now Open

Despite their greatest efforts, including a phony, heavily orchestrated government shutdown, Congressional Republicans were unable to stop the health care exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act from going into effect on Tuesday. The new health care exchanges have already proved wildly popular all over the nation as many uninsured individuals are getting insurance for the first time, and others are finding they can save hundreds of dollars by switching to the exchange. In California, the www.CoveredCA.com website traffic surpassed all expectations, receiving more than five million hits and thousands of applications in the first day of enrollment.

Officials estimate that Covered California will help 500,000 to 700,000 Californians into affordable health care plans in just the first six months, and by the end of 2014, Covered California aims to have insured approximately 1,050,000 Californians newly enrolled in Medi-Cal and between 840,000 and 1.2 million who qualify for premium assistance to help them pay for a health insurance plan.

Learn more and enroll at www.coveredCA.com."

 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Friday October 4, 2013, 10:21 am
Noted, good posting. TY Carrie
 

Carol D. (104)
Friday October 4, 2013, 11:17 am
The Republicans sound like very selfish people In other words "Im alright Jack sod you"
 

Franck R. (50)
Friday October 4, 2013, 3:59 pm
Noted
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:57 pm
It's truly a crime how these poor people will be excluded from being insured; the very program designed to help people in that kind of predicament. How any poor person can actually vote for ANY Repug, with their track record regarding social issues, is beyond me!
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:51 pm
Wonder if the 1% and their toadies realize they will have to do their own work if there's no middle class or poor left?? Wouldn't it just be a shame if they have wipe their own a**es...
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 11:55 am
Thanks for letting us know Carrie. I feel very sorry for all those poor people.
 
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