Thursday, August 3, 2017

Medicaid: Republican Governors Punching Down

True to form, what they can't achieve on a national level (yet), Republican Social Darwinists are trying to achieve in their right- wing dystopias:
Republican governors are working with the Trump administration to do something Congress couldn’t accomplish — fundamentally alter their state Medicaid programs. 
At least six states with GOP governors— Arkansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Maine, Wisconsin and Indiana — have already drafted plans meant to introduce new rules people would have to meet to be eligible for Medicaid, which provides healthcare to the poor. 
Some want to add work requirements or introduce drug testing for recipients. Others want to raise premium prices. 
President Trump’s administration has to approve the plans. Some approvals could come in weeks.
The Trump regime won't waste a precious hot second approving these plans, of course, since they've already told the governors they'd allow just such changes. Some states (Kochland Wisconsin) are also proposing a time limit for receiving Medicaid, and lowering eligibility levels (Marrycousinland Arkansas). Whereas the Obama Administration let states use flexibility to expand Medicaid coverage, these plutocrat- supported slugs want to do just the opposite. So, more proof of what "populism" means to them.

(Image: "C'mon Grandma, you're got to work for your health benefits!")

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