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Tell 12 Governors Medicaid Expansion Will Save Lives


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Medicaid Expanision, Affordable Health Care, 12 Governors, Florida, Rick Scott, Maine, Wisconsin, Texas, Rick Perry, Mississippi, Iowa, Arizona, New Jersey, Louisiana, Nevada, Missouri, South Carolina, Nebraska )

Dandelion
- 733 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
12 Governors intend to block the Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act denying millions medical coverage. In Florida alone this would cause 951,622 people to be without medical insurance by Rick Scott's refusal to allow program.



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Vicky P. (464)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 3:40 pm
noted and signed
 

Maggie S. (40)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 3:49 pm
They are sabotaging themselves and Romney which is a good thing! The states rejecting Medicaid are the top rednecks in the USA! They are shameful!
 

Brian M. (145)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 3:59 pm
noted. signed.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 4:42 pm
Actually there are more registered Democrats in Florida than Republicans but the Democrats got to get off their butts and go to vote. Also there is a lot of dirty tricks played out in this State, I don't think anyone has yet forgot that Gore had this State stolen from him by the Bush brothers.

I hear that Charlie Crist will run next time for Governor, he wasn't a bad Governor, he's been the Governor of this State before. He was a Republican but he said he doesn't even recognize the Republican Party anymore, so he is now a Democrat.

He was a moderate Republican, he said the Democrats are now more like what the former moderates were in the Republican Party. He would be a far better choice than this nut case tea bagger we have now and there would be a good chance he'd win as many would know of him.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 6:29 pm
noted & signed.
 

Joe R. (189)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 6:41 pm
Thanks Lynn. Signed and noted.
 

Joe R. (189)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 6:42 pm
Thanks Dandelion!!!
 

Robert H. (41)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 7:01 pm
Noted, signed, and forwarded with added postings.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (992)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 7:02 pm
Signed and noted--thanks Dandelion
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 7:11 pm
signed, thanks Dandelion
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 8:09 pm
Gladly signed....thanks my friend
 

Barbara W. (342)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 8:38 pm
Signed and Shared Dandelion. Thank you for this offering My comment on this petition.

"There's not enough room here to tell my and my families health care horror stories. I no longer trust the system, period!
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 8:47 pm
TY, Signed earlier today.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 10:04 pm
s&n and added You will only be as strong as your weakest link. Please don't have folks suffering. Chris Christie, get a grip.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 11:29 pm
Signed and noted. The tea party governors will go down with the tea party --we have to see to that!
My sympathies to you, Dandelion. Florida is stuck with the one of the biggest losers of all, Rick Scott. Come to think of it, Wisconsin might have fared even worse with Scott Walker. Hmmm... Look at what the tea party has contributed to our government. As though Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann weren't enough...
 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 11:34 pm
Signed. Our Governor Heineman of Nebraska is opting out. He will not even meet with groups who want to discuss it with him. He said this in July, and he just said it again a few days ago. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Friday September 14, 2012, 1:45 am
Thanks Dandelion for the post, and SuSanne for fiercely forwarding it to all. However, regretfully I cannot sign, not being an American citizen. But I can support you with the whole of my being, since your nation is indeed in a sorry state, rushing fast to the bottom, causing much pain and suffering for so many lives. It is very disturbing. The political and economic elites have lost their minds and hearts and cannot think clearly and consistently. They forbid by law relatively healthy drugs like hemp, while they support by law the sick "drug" of greed. Nothing makes sense anymore.

"We live now in an era where normal values have been displaced. The good is called bad, the bad – good."
- Anna Politkovskaya.
 

Arild Warud (164)
Friday September 14, 2012, 2:24 am
Signed and shared,thanks Sheryl.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday September 14, 2012, 4:33 am
Signed
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday September 14, 2012, 6:12 am
Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, Wisconsin thus far have opted out. I hope the citizens of each State throw them out on the next election. How dare they allow lives to hang in the balance, how dare they allow their own State's citizens to suffer and go without of all things, MEDICAL CARE!

We are not talking about some luxury here, it's medical care. This is a hard hit State for large numbers of the unemployed or underemployed, many low wage workers with no health care and not making enough to buy health care. Spotty income, seasonal, part timers, they all face living daily with no medical care.

The Elders who can not afford to buy suppliments to the Medicare are stuck in a similar situation. 20% of what Medicare will not pay for is a lot of money to those who right now do not qualify under Medicaid in Florida that would normally qualify if they lived in other States. One must around $3,000 and below to qualify for Medicaid, IF they meet the other critereas which leaves very few meeting this and able to get the help.

A Senior citzen making only $8,000 a year certainly is not living high on the hog, yet, still doesn't qualify, but can't afford to pay anything further. My goodness under that figure no one can even keep a roof over their heads, let alone have a computer to apply for this extra help if they are under $3,000, and yes, a computer or telephone (if they ever answer) is needed as there are no Office people that one can speak to except to go to Tallahassee, miles and miles away for most people.

So I thank those who helped, I sent green stars where I could, and really appreciate those who said they forward to others.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Friday September 14, 2012, 7:00 am
I do not agree. Medicaid abuse is rampant. The expansion is merely an excuse to not have enacted universal health care as should have been done. The states can not afford to absorb any more Medicaid costs. By the way, those are all passed down to the communities who pay via great increases in property taxes.
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday September 14, 2012, 7:01 am
signed.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday September 14, 2012, 7:07 am
I agree John, that Universal Health Care is what we really should have, but we do not. In the meantime, people like my daughter suffer, she almost lost her life now twice without medical care. For many of us, this can't wait. We need this Medicaid extention, until we can do better for the citizens of this Country.

We go after the fraud, not prevent people from gaining some type of medical attention when they truly need it. This idiot that was voted in for Governor, Rick Scott, made his money off of being part of the biggest health fraud in the USA, yet he'd deny the citizens of his State to do without.
 

Brian M. (145)
Friday September 14, 2012, 8:57 am
noted. signed.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday September 14, 2012, 9:28 am
Petition signed.

The governors must not compromise the health of people because of their poor political beliefs.

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday September 14, 2012, 10:13 am
Noted and signed.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday September 14, 2012, 10:23 am
Thx Sheryl for bringing this on the news network, you know I signed earlier when sending it around. I also had negative feedback complaining about the widespread abuse in some states, another reason for not posting this myself. Of course there are always two sides to a coin, same issue in all countries. The slogan of the "social hammock" has been around for decades over here as well. In that sense I agree with John G. But I do see the need in states such as yours, Fl. with fraudulent govt.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Friday September 14, 2012, 10:30 am
signed. I don't trust arizona at all.
Jan Brewer has been condoning some very unpleasant and illegal scams using the border patrol as her attack dogs,and then handing it over to the state...lawyers are baffled at how they think they can get away with this.
Especially since they are abusing everyday, non criminal people and wasting the court's time,so it gets thrown out
but the people affected were still badly treated for no good reason...I blame the federal government for not cracking down on these abuses and scams.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Friday September 14, 2012, 10:33 am
Also, the reason medicare and medicaid have negative connotations to some
is that hospitals and hmo's submit claims over and over,I know someone who was charged five times by the same urgent car. If there wasn't so much FRAUDULENT BEHAVIOR, maybe it wouldn't be so stigmatized.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday September 14, 2012, 11:44 am
@ Jytte- if I could sign, you can sign too! This one requires only first and last name + email !
 

jan b. (3)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:04 pm
Overall --we have been forced to give trillions to the gangsters who run the “health insurance” companies (while they promise to behave nicely in return)
Not everything in America has to make a profit....some things we just didn't do for money.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:07 pm
I don't want fraud either, but I'm real tired of going to funerals of people that died simple due to lack of medical care. People that could of lived had they had access to medical care. It is even more sad when those funerals are for the young in their twenties.

What kind of a Country allows that when they CLAIM to be so Rich and Righteous?
 

Barbara W. (342)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:23 pm
PETITION: Support Medicare and Social Security!

http://www.harryreid.com/index.php/petition/w1208mc
 

Russell R. (87)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:46 pm
"Expand Medicaid to 133% of the federal poverty rate."
 

Liliana D. (124)
Friday September 14, 2012, 12:58 pm
done, thanks Dandelion
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday September 14, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thanks for the link Barbara. The hotlink is below that Barbara left.
Petition to Support Medicare and Social Security
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Friday September 14, 2012, 1:56 pm
Thank you Angelika. I have signed. I thought I had to put a zip code, but it went fine without it. Now I feel better :)

The situation with fraud will only end when people learn good behavior from non-corrupt and non-greedy leaders. We need good and honest examples to learn from; when honesty becomes a habit then people will follow suit. There are currently very low ethical standards worldwide due to the neo-liberal policies and their greedy values, only bad behavior can come from that. When we embrace social cooperation rather than individual competition, there will not be a need for cheating since cooperation implies abundance for all instead of overindulgence for the few.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday September 14, 2012, 3:17 pm
N&S and reminded them that they were voted in and their job is to take care of their constituents, which they are not doing..and that it mus t be nice to have wonderful health care themselves including all of the 'entitlements' they DID NOT EARN, nor deseeve.
That health insurance is a for profit business is just disgusting and that people are allowed to die while politicians and billionaires get away without paying taxes is APPALLING and shows just how corrupt this govt is.

Thax again Dandlion
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday September 14, 2012, 3:17 pm
Thx Barbara, even Harry Reid's one took my signature with my own local zip ;-)
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday September 14, 2012, 3:27 pm
Thank you Angelika, I wish the citizens of this Country would place half the effort that you do into things that apply to them.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday September 14, 2012, 3:42 pm
John Grigoire,
Isn't covering emergency room visits for the indigent just a TAD more expensive than Medicaid? Just a TAD?
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday September 14, 2012, 3:43 pm
Oh, and Dandelion, best of luck to you in Florida.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday September 14, 2012, 4:03 pm
Signed!:) I think a lot of the older Democrats in Florida (and elsewhere) are too afraid of radical RepubliCONs to go vote - and when they use early voting mail-ins those seem to get lost..:(
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Friday September 14, 2012, 4:53 pm
Signed and Noted!
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Friday September 14, 2012, 5:58 pm
Noted & Signed.
I, for one, am NOT a moderate Democrat in Florida, I'm really too Gung-Ho to be moderate at anything. I also am looking forward to replacing Criminal Rick Scott as Governor
 

Patricia E. G. (51)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:16 am
I have signed
Thank you Sheryl
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 3:00 am
signed
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 4:23 am
signed thank you
 

Carole K. (199)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:15 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Dandelion!
 

Linda MacRae (47)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 12:23 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:34 pm
Signed, sent & noted. Thank you, Dandelion.
 

Edith B. (141)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:11 pm
Noted, signed, and shared on Facebook.
 

DeborahAnnAWAY W. (237)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:18 pm
Signed, noted and forwarded. Thanks for sharing.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:01 am
signed and noted
 
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