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Old 08-29-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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"The agreement means that Pennsylvania joins 26 other states and the District of Columbia in expanding Medicaid.

Medicaid coverage for Pennsylvania adults earning below 133 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $15,500, will begin in January."


Pennsylvania’s Republican governor expands Medicaid - The Washington Post

I guess denying health coverage to millions of eligible Americans isn't the winning strategy it used to be for the GOP. Being down by double digits in the polls was probably a big motivator for Corbett to get this done now.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:59 AM
 
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"The agreement means that Pennsylvania joins 26 other states and the District of Columbia in expanding Medicaid.

Medicaid coverage for Pennsylvania adults earning below 133 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $15,500, will begin in January."


Pennsylvania’s Republican governor expands Medicaid - The Washington Post

I guess denying health coverage to millions of eligible Americans isn't the winning strategy it used to be for the GOP. Being down by double digits in the polls was probably a big motivator for Corbett to get this done now.
The remaining GOP lead states that have not expanded are on the wrong side of history and logical thinking.


conservatives in front of the Supreme Court argued that Medicaid was so important to their states that to allow he federal government take away all Medicaid funding would place these states in a huge financial bind.

Yet when discussing the Program Medicaid, many conservatives argued that Medicaid was the worst program and unaffordable.

So the logical thought process would be for conservatives to relish the chance to get rid of Medicaid by blaming the federal government as taking away the federal funding.


But that is not what conservatives did. The conservative position to keep Medicaid funding because it's vital to the state but not expand it can not stand.

Either you get rid of Medicaid or you expand it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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Awesome.I think its more of a political ploy by the governor who is doing HORRIBLE in the polls...but either way good!
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Awesome.I think its more of a political ploy by the governor who is doing HORRIBLE in the polls...but either way good!
I think you are correct.

Corbett is way behind in the polls and he's going to be out of a job in a few months.

On the other hand, GOP state legislators are behind this; they understand the feelings of their constituents.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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Well its great either way. Especially having a relative that NEEDS medicaid expanded I am all for it. Hopefully my state throws our GOP governor out in November as well.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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The remaining GOP lead states that have not expanded are on the wrong side of history and logical thinking.


conservatives in front of the Supreme Court argued that Medicaid was so important to their states that to allow he federal government take away all Medicaid funding would place these states in a huge financial bind.

Yet when discussing the Program Medicaid, many conservatives argued that Medicaid was the worst program and unaffordable.

So the logical thought process would be for conservatives to relish the chance to get rid of Medicaid by blaming the federal government as taking away the federal funding.


But that is not what conservatives did. The conservative position to keep Medicaid funding because it's vital to the state but not expand it can not stand.

Either you get rid of Medicaid or you expand it.

I think conservatives are asking, How we gonna pay for expanded Medicaid when the federal funding drops off? Even prior to Obamacare, many states' budgets were getting destroyed by their state Medicaid spending.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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In Arizona, one of the nine, the Republican legislature passed Medicaid. Each and every Republican legislator who supported it won their primary this week even though money from the right campaigned against them for having done so. The people get it, even if the extreme right does not.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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I thought conservatives were going to stick to their guns and not accept it?

Is this another failed courageous attempt that they will display in front of their voters...and the voters will just vote for them anyways? Screw standing their ground or being bold. Talk big and chicken out seems to be the new conservative mantra.

If a head of lettuce ran for the GOP it would get elected?
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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This seems like its more of the Legislature's doing. Corbett is going to get obliterated and the coattails effects could bring down the majority in the Legislature. This is trying to help them hold that off, but good to see it done nonetheless.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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Politicians giving away someone elses money has been successful ploy since time immemorial.
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