Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?
Dallas County citizens paid over $467 million in taxes last year in order to cover care for the uninsured, a cost that could be reduced by expanding Medicare.
Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.
Even though Luis Lang, a Republican, refused to buy coverage under the dreaded “Obamacare,” he thought it would be available to him in an emergency.
Rick Scott isn’t a functioning governor. He is the emptiest of empty suits — no talent for leadership, no muscle for compromise, no sense whatsoever of the big picture.
If conservative states do expand Medicaid, it is often complicated, discourages enrollment, and penalizes the poor by requiring premium payments.
By rejecting Obamacare, Bobby Jindal opts out of Medicaid assistance for Baton Rougean, forcing neighborhood hospitals to close.
Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Arizona Republican Party’s vice chairman on Sunday, after suggesting that Arizona sterilize all women on Medicaid. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,” Pearce said on his radio show last week, “the first thing I’d do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, […]
By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — If the 23 states that have rejected expanding Medicaid under the 2010 health-care law continue to do so for the next eight years, they’ll pay $152 billion to extend the program in other states — while receiving nothing in return. This exodus of federal tax dollars from […]