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Minorities disproportionately
represented in health care ´coverage gap´

McClatchy News, by Tony Pugh

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/17/2013 3:18:54 PM

Washington — New data from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that minorities will make up 53 percent of the estimated 4.8 million low-income Americans who will fall into the "coverage gap," leaving them without viable options to obtain health insurance next year. In the 25 states that won´t expand eligibility for the Medicaid program, many adults earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for tax credits that would help them purchase marketplace insurance. That puts them into the bureaucratic no-man´s land known as the "coverage gap." According to Kaiser, minorities makeup about 2.6 million of

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And who wrote the law? Who voted for it? Democrats all.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/17/2013 3:32:42 PM     (No. 9657640)

Proof there is a God?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/17/2013 3:32:58 PM     (No. 9657641)

They should all be regretting their vote by now.

Elections DO have consequences. Hopefully they´ll remember in 2014.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/17/2013 3:34:34 PM     (No. 9657644)

So Obamacare is racist?
Either no one or everyone should get the same tax credits. Why are only minorities supposed to get them?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/17/2013 3:35:49 PM     (No. 9657646)

Also disproportionately represented in car jackings.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby, 12/17/2013 3:36:05 PM     (No. 9657648)

Every msm story has a women, children and minorities hurt disproportionately theme. This ought to make Speaker Boner cry. Maybe the GOP will help Democrats fix this gap because it would hurt the people? Watch the msm try to blame the Republicans because the Democrats had to rush to pass obamacare. I´m sick of the GOP trying their hardest to bailout this crap sandwich obamacare so the "people won´t be hurt"! Too late it hurts everyone!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/17/2013 3:41:14 PM     (No. 9657657)

Gee, I wonder how that happened? /s

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/17/2013 3:41:23 PM     (No. 9657658)

OP is right.

ACA is a strange machine. Its every detail was designed and built by Democrats in Washington yet most media insists the GOP must be blamed for every flaw.

Even in this article, the ´coverage gap´ is partly blamed on 25 states which are simply obeying the law as it is written.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/17/2013 3:45:01 PM     (No. 9657662)

....Film at 11.00! Gimme a break.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sternben, 12/17/2013 3:55:25 PM     (No. 9657676)

World ends etc.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/17/2013 4:33:50 PM     (No. 9657707)

Geniuses still trying to figure out what´s in it. George Will said it right ´government operated by teenagers.´

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/17/2013 4:38:45 PM     (No. 9657715)

Poetic justice?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/17/2013 4:49:34 PM     (No. 9657731)

Where´s the Just-us Dept with their "disparate impact" juju they use to coerce affirmative action?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/17/2013 5:16:39 PM     (No. 9657764)

Nothing that the king and his witch over at HHS can´t solve with a few more waivers.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/17/2013 7:22:58 PM     (No. 9657876)

Prior to 2014 you couldn´t be denied treatment in a hospital. If you were a parent with children and minimal income, you got signed up for Medicaid in the ER. If you were single/childless, student or working, you could buy a basic low cost catastrophic policy with basic preventative care (a doctor visit once a year). Most full time employees got health insurance through their employers.

Now, in blue states, Medicaid is made available to those with higher incomes and to non-parents. You need to still find a doctor who will accept Medicaid and wait for an appointment because of increased demand. The low cost catastrophic policies are gone. Some 5 million have had policies cancelled. Many have been shifted to part time so that they no longer are eligible for employer insurance next year.

Did things get better?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/17/2013 9:57:06 PM     (No. 9658008)

What? You mean we gotta pay for this $#!*. No way! Uh, uh! Not happenin´! we ain´ got that kinda bread! ´Bama said we doan got to pay! That boy say so- he promised us! What ´bout our reparashuns? Where that?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/18/2013 4:02:46 AM     (No. 9658216)

Minorities means illegals and muzzies. I have no sympathy whatsoever.

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