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    Obamacar Wins in Missouri

    The Medicaid expansion is popular, and an essential element to the ACA. (Remember kids, the Heritage plan was to disband Medicaid for coupons).
    Another red state shows that Republican ideas about healthcare remain unpopular pretty much everywhere:

    Missouri voters on Tuesday approved Medicaid expansion to many of the state’s poorest adults, making their conservative state the second to join the Obamacare program through the ballot during the pandemic.

    The Missouri ballot measure expands Medicaid to about 230,000 low-income residents at a time when the state’s safety net health care program is already experiencing an enrollment surge tied to the pandemic’s economic upheaval. The measure was up 52 percent to 48 percent, with 83 percent of precincts reporting, when the Associated Press projected the win for expansion.

    A winning streak: Missouri becomes the sixth red state where voters have defied Republican leaders to expand Medicaid, just weeks after Oklahoma voters narrowly backed the program. No state has ever voted down such a ballot initiative in recent years, underscoring the popularity of Medicaid expansion even in parts of the country hostile to Obamacare.


    200,000 adults to get coverage.
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    Wait...Didn't we have this exact same thread with this exact same title like a while back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihalik View Post
    Wait...Didn't we have this exact same thread with this exact same title like a while back?
    Nope. But I understand the confusion. Here is the OP of the other thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    This is big news. In a state that Trump won by 30%:
    • won with 50.5 of the vote
    • 200,000 citizens get healthcare
    • It was enshrined in the state constitution



    Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion as coronavirus cases climb
    The state is the first to expand Medicaid during the pandemic.

    Oklahoma voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure to extend Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor adults, making their state the first to expand government-backed health insurance during the pandemic.

    The vote, which passed with 50.5 percent support, also throws a wrench in the Trump administration’s plan to make Oklahoma the first state to receive its permission to cap Medicaid spending, a longtime goal of conservatives hoping to constrain the safety-net entitlement program.

    Oklahoma has become the fifth state where voters defied Republican leaders to expand Medicaid through the ballot. Missouri will hold a similar vote on Medicaid expansion later this summer.


    Republicans keep using the courts to go after the ACA because their own core ideas about healthcare — i.e. most people who have insurance should either have worse insurance or no insurance, and people with no insurance should go fuck themselves — have virtually no mass constituency, and can’t win even in off-term elections with overwhelmingly Republican electorates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thekri View Post
    I am really not sure why @Milchshake hates the letter "e"...
    I can think of at least one reason...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thekri View Post
    Nope. But I understand the confusion.
    A second state, huh? Well, I guess the Obamacar is OK by MI. Shit, that's Michigan.

    Yeah, funny how many red voters are suddenly fine with "socialist bailouts" when their own party gets them in trouble.

    The ACA isn't perfect, but the US was never going to jump into "everyone has heatlh care" with both feet. Just the left foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thekri View Post

    I am really not sure why @Milchshake hates the letter "e"...
    More of a weird feature where the Southern and Midland dialects collide.
    Welcome to GEN-OT, have a seat, we'll introduce you to the 23-year-old who will lecture you about how Democrats didn't try hard enough to improve the ACA, and once that's all set up you'll be assigned a socialist who supported Ron Paul up to 2015 to harass you forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    The Medicaid expansion is popular, and an essential element to the ACA. (Remember kids, the Heritage plan was to disband Medicaid for coupons).
    Another red state shows that Republican ideas about healthcare remain unpopular pretty much everywhere:

    Missouri voters on Tuesday approved Medicaid expansion to many of the state’s poorest adults, making their conservative state the second to join the Obamacare program through the ballot during the pandemic.

    The Missouri ballot measure expands Medicaid to about 230,000 low-income residents at a time when the state’s safety net health care program is already experiencing an enrollment surge tied to the pandemic’s economic upheaval. The measure was up 52 percent to 48 percent, with 83 percent of precincts reporting, when the Associated Press projected the win for expansion.

    A winning streak: Missouri becomes the sixth red state where voters have defied Republican leaders to expand Medicaid, just weeks after Oklahoma voters narrowly backed the program. No state has ever voted down such a ballot initiative in recent years, underscoring the popularity of Medicaid expansion even in parts of the country hostile to Obamacare.


    200,000 adults to get coverage.
    Fuck them, they should have to pay substantially more (get less subsidies from the feds) then the states that have been participating from the start.

    whelp I guess this just means even more money the blue states have to pay into the feds to support the red ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    More of a weird feature where the Southern and Midland dialects collide.
    nah you thought it was funny like last time it was posted. All it does is cause a lot of off topic post and no one taking the thread seriously
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Fuck them, they should have to pay substantially more (get less subsidies from the feds) then the states that have been participating from the start.
    Uh, no thanks. Being held captive by the rural republican counties causes enough suffering as is.
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    Good for Missouri. In 2018 they also raised the minimum wage, improved their campaign finance, and soundly rejected their GoP legislature's right-to-work law.

    ...and then also elected Josh Hawley...

    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    Republican ideas about healthcare
    This phrase is confusing. They have ideas now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    This phrase is confusing. They have ideas now?
    Summary Of A 1993 Republican Health Reform Plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    Summary Of A 1993 Republican Health Reform Plan
    https://khn.org/news/gop-1993-health-reform-bill/
    Yes, they had some similar ideas in the 90's to parts of the ACA

    I'm talking about...now. They have ideas? In 2020?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    This phrase is confusing. They have ideas now?
    Yes. They mostly involve suffering, death, and insolvency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Everytime I see this thread title I think it's about motorsports.
    They got Obamaphones and now they are getting Obamacar's too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    I'm talking about...now. They have ideas? In 2020?
    Die faster?
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