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The Five Bogus Obamacare Claims of NC Senator Thom Goolsby (Video)

NC State Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover) posted a video recently detailing all the supposedly terrible things that would happen if NC accepted the federal money available under Obamacare to expand health coverage to low-income North Carolinians under Medicaid.  One problem – most of his claims are simply not correct.

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8 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    February 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    adam,
    I support Senator Goolsby but I am a little confused by the press release about BluePrint. I just read about their efforts to demonize Berger, Tillis, and the Governor over the health care debate. Are you part the group who is using a nonprofit status(501c3) to attack Republicans over the employment and health care issue? According the C/O, specifics step were sent to supporting groups on how to destroy Republican leadership in the GA. I was wondering if a particiapating group or employee who recieves money from Z Smith Reynold could go to prison for such activity which would be in violation of IRS laws? I think Goolsby is right on target.

  2. AdamL

    February 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

    1. You support incorrect information? Interesting.

    2. I can only speak for us in saying that we call out politicians who make false or misleading claims to deny people access to health care. If you think we are partisan then please see the hundreds of posts from us on Democratic mismanagement of the State Health Plan. Or you can look back at when Searing was reprimanded by Senate Democrats for pointing out that they were capping enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program while claiming to expand the program. Or you could look at my commentaries praising the reasonable approach of Senate Republicans in pursuing a partnership exchange, until this year, when they decided to cede our authority to the federal government.

  3. david esmay

    February 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Frances, DAG McCrory, Berger, and Tillis are morally vacuous politicians who make a living demonizing the poor. They should not just be attacked, they should be vilified in every state and national publication in print and every other form of media. They created this circular firing squad that will ultimately destroy them with their own stupidity. The NC GOP and those who support them wear their ignorance as a badge of honor.

  4. Adam Searing

    February 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    If you lie about health care we will call you on it.

  5. Frances Jenkins

    February 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

    In Watergate, the crime in the end was the cover up. Your so called efforts to help the poor are loosing their meaning considering the methods you are using to achieve the results as listed in the memo. Admit it!! The attack is wrong and the cause is buried in the dishonesty of a cover up.

  6. Frances Jenkins

    February 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Adam,
    Where were you when over 2 BILLION designed for the poor was being wasted at DHHS.? This is only the tip of the wrongs at DHHS. I think this is called selective reporting.

  7. Adam Searing

    February 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Frances – I somehow missed you commenting on all my other recent blogs highlighting Republican appointee and legislator comments on how our Medicaid program is a national model.

  8. Frances Jenkins

    February 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Are your comments your thoughts or do they come from Blueprint?