Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Look Who's Embracing "Obamacare"
A couple of right-wing Governors have decided to temporarily shelve the talk about "Obamacare" death panels and socialized medicine to join a number of other states in accepting expanded Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act. The latest to sign up is Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R-Smell-the-Coffee), who has notified his Rethuglican legislators that he would seek expanded Medicaid funding in order to cover some 160,000 low-income Tennesseans. Earlier this month, far-right Kansas Governor Sam "Clownback" Brownback decided to use revenues from a Medicaid drug rebate program under the Affordable Care Act to plug part of the enormous hole in the state's budget that was created by his reckless budget cuts starting three years ago that nearly bankrupted Kansas.
Better late than never, even if their compatriot vandals in Congress still want to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and punish poor and working Americans getting affordable health insurance for the first time.