These Rockingham County citizens have a message for NC politicians: Expand Medicaid!

Last night we had a great NC Justice Center Rockingham County event on the Affordable Care Act and NC’s moral duty to expand Medicaid under the Act so our poorest citizens can get quality health care.  Here’s what some folks who came had to say to NC politicians after our meeting:

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10 Comments

  1. NitWitCharmer

    December 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    How can the ACA possibly be considered a success if it is dependent on expanding Medicaid?

    To moderates the plea for Medicaid is a sign of ACA failure.

  2. Kiterea

    December 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    And how do moderates propose my unemployed son pay for coverage? He can’t get or keep a job because he keeps ending up in the hospital with raging high blood sugar. He had to cancel his last interview for that reason. He is type 1 diabetic (insulin dependent) and has to beg and borrow to get a couple of months worth of medicine that he ends up trying to stretch out, but it never lasts.
    With expanded Medicaid he could get his sugars under control because he would have a steady supply of insulin. Then he could keep a job, and not call out in his first 90 days because he collapsed. Or actually be able to make all his interviews and get hired. Then he could get off medicaid and pay for his own policy. As it is, most of his time is spent trying to secure more insulin not getting on with his life, just trying to stay alive.

  3. LayintheSmakDown

    December 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Actually, the poorest citizens to have access to Medicaid. That has been the case for a long time, it has just not been available to the middle class as is the intent of Obamacare.

  4. NitWitCharmer

    December 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    But it has to be expanded under the ACA.

    ACA success would mean less need for Medicaid…

  5. Alan

    December 20, 2013 at 8:19 am

    NWC and LSD, your comments are totally off-base. Obamacare’s intent is to make Medicaid available to the middle class? What on earth are you talking about??

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    December 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Alan,
    Increasing/expanding eligibility to what 133% of poverty level for one. I don’t know about you, but in the past the democrats called that “the wealthy”.

    Kiterea,
    If your son truly has no job, no income, and is in the current Medicaid eligibility bracket then it sounds as if all he has to do is go down and apply. Your post however is very spastic, you start with no job which would assume $0 income, but then say he needs medicaid expanded to cover the middle class. That makes no sense at all.

  7. Alan

    December 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

    133% of the poverty level is now middle class??? Wow…… I guess I must then be part of the “royalty class” based on this definition, and I sure don’t feel wealthy…

  8. LayintheSmakDown

    December 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Yes Alan/ML, according to liburels. And from your usual holy than thou liburel attitude I get is if you made $0 you would consider yourself royalty.

  9. Alan

    December 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    LSD, if I’m royalty, then you must be the court jester… does Papa Smurf give you a gold star at the end of the day if you manage to have “the last word” on every single topic…?

  10. LayintheSmakDown

    December 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Yes I do….