Medicaid

VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In

VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In
As expected, the Virginia legislature's debate over Medicaid expansion was simply a farce. Republicans are scared of being 'primaried' in elections by even-further right tea partiers, and expanding health coverage to those who most need it is a non-starter.
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Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years

 Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years
How much of our hard-earned tax money are Republicans throwing away simply because of their Obama(care) Derangement Syndrome? According to a new study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — a shit-ton. Yeah, that's a technical term.
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GOP Math: Alabama Gives Chinese Company $190 Million to Build $100 Million Plant

GOP Math: Alabama Gives Chinese Company $190 Million to Build $100 Million Plant
No doubt Decatur, Alabama, tubing manufacturer, Wolverine, is thrilled that the state is funding a competitor. Not just any competitor: Chinese-owned "Golden Dragon Copper" has opened in Wilcox County and is getting a pretty sweet deal.
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Medicaid Saved His Life, Yet Disabled AR State Senator Fights Desperately Against Expansion

Medicaid Saved His Life, Yet Disabled AR State Senator Fights Desperately Against Expansion
Medicaid saved Arkansas State Senator Josh Miller's life, yet the Republican congressman is fighting tooth and nail against a Medicaid expansion that would save the lives of many others in his state.
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Medicaid Working Wonders in VA's Anti-Healthcare GOP Districts

Medicaid Working Wonders in VA's Anti-Healthcare GOP Districts
Republicans in Virginia are benefiting from the very expansion of Medicaid they oppose. A new map circulating shows the real story: Working Medicaid would hurt the GOP in upcoming elections.
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Republicans Redouble Efforts to Kill FDR's New Deal

Republicans Redouble Efforts to Kill FDR's New Deal
Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood that when times were tough a safety net was desperately needed to soften the fall. The New Deal allowed families a reprieve from the very worst of the Great Depression, but Republicans have been trying - and, unfortunately, succeeding - in undoing much of what FDR accomplished.
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House Republicans Signal Support for Budget, No Extension for Unemployment Benefits

House Republicans Signal Support for Budget, No Extension for Unemployment Benefits
House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers.
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Andrew Taylor
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Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion

Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund, "How States Stand to Gain or Lose Federal Funds by Opting In or Out of the Medicaid Expansion," shows that Texas clearly stands to lose the most of any state. Because of Rick Perry's refusal to expand Medicaid, Texas will forego over $9 billion in federal funds while Perry holds out for a Medicaid block grant that he'll never get.
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After Asking for $100M, Rick Perry Says Expanding Medicaid Is 'Like Putting 1,000 More People on the Titanic'

After Asking for $100M, Rick Perry Says Expanding Medicaid Is 'Like Putting 1,000 More People on the Titanic'
As one might expect from a gathering of Republicans considering 2016 presidential runs, the three-day Republican Governors Association's annual meeting mainly consisted of Tea Party one-upmanship over who disagrees the most with President Obama. Once again, Rick Perry found a way to disagree the loudest.
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Sen Sanders: 'We Must End the Absurdity' of Corporate Tax Dodging, While Imposing Austerity on Working Class

Sen Sanders: 'We Must End the Absurdity' of Corporate Tax Dodging, While Imposing Austerity on Working Class
Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, calls out the so-called congressional "deficit hawks" for supporting unfunded wars and now cuts to "virtually every social program designed to protect working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor." His proposal? A budget that is both economically and morally sound.
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