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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

JFC rejects ObamaCare, ( ACA ) Medicaid expansion - supports Walker 's ambitions to be President

From the Wisconsin State Journal - 6/5/2013

Legislature's budget committee rejects Medicaid expansion
The Legislature’s Republican-controlled budget committee on Tuesday followed Gov. Scott Walker’s lead and rejected a federally funded Medicaid expansion, even though taking the money would have meant more Wisconsinites getting insurance at a cheaper cost to the state.
At the same time, the committee agreed to pay hospitals up to $73.5 million over the two-year budget period for uninsured patients.
The decision by the Joint Finance Committee to pass the GOP-authored motion on medical assistance programs came on a party-line 12-4 vote. Earlier, the committee voted by the same margin against a Democratic motion to accept more federal money to fully expand coverage under federal health reform.
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What will the this "policy" decision really do?   This is one of those times that I wish I had "data" at my fingertips and could explore the geographic and age distribution of our population of medicaid recipients.  Someone can point me to a study and when they do I suggest they send a copy to each legislator and ask for verified proof that they have read it.

Here are my a priori suspicions -

  • The major incidence will fall on children and older people.
  • The children will be living in urban areas primarily.
  • The older people will live the rural areas of the state, small towns, etc.
  • The GOP thinks this will make it more likely they can blame ACA, aka ObamaCare for the pain. 
I suspect the GOP does not appreciate that although they have some strongholds of wealthy voters and they are doing a good job at preventing the less well-off or mobile young population from voting they are not serving their own constituency.  Eventually that truly aged rural population may awaken from their slumber and grow beyond the "sloganeering" and realize they are the target when the likes of our Governor Walker and Representative Paul Ryan appeal to their prejudice.

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